regal

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[ ree-guhl ]
/ ˈri gəl /

adjective

of or relating to a king; royal: the regal power.
befitting or resembling a king.
stately; splendid.

Origin of regal

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1300–50; Middle English < Latin rēgālis royal

OTHER WORDS FROM regal

re·gal·ly, adverbre·gal·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH regal

regal regale regalia

Definition for regal (2 of 2)

regal2
[ ree-guh l ]
/ ˈri gəl /

noun

a portable reed organ of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Origin of regal

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First recorded in 1540–50, regal is from the Middle French word regale < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for regal (1 of 2)

regal1
/ (ˈriːɡəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or befitting a king or queen; royal

Derived forms of regal

regally, adverb

Word Origin for regal

C14: from Latin rēgālis from rēx king

British Dictionary definitions for regal (2 of 2)

regal2
/ (ˈriːɡəl) /

noun

(sometimes plural) a portable organ equipped only with small reed pipes, popular from the 15th century and recently revived for modern performance

Word Origin for regal

C16: from French régale; of obscure origin
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