queenly

[ kween-lee ]
/ ˈkwin li /

adjective, queen·li·er, queen·li·est.

belonging or proper to a queen: queenly propriety.
befitting, or suggestive of, a queen: queenly grace.

adverb

in a queenly manner.

Nearby words

  1. queendom,
  2. queenfish,
  3. queenhood,
  4. queenie,
  5. queening,
  6. queens,
  7. queensberry,
  8. queensberry rules,
  9. queenship,
  10. queenside

Origin of queenly

First recorded in 1530–40; queen + -ly

Related formsqueen·li·ness, nounun·queen·ly, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for queenly

queenly

/ (ˈkwiːnlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

resembling or appropriate to a queen
having the rank of queen

adverb

in a manner appropriate to a queen
Derived Formsqueenliness, noun

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Word Origin and History for queenly

queenly

adj.

mid-15c., from queen (n.) + -ly (1). Related: Queenliness.

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