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What does regal mean?
Regal is of or relating to royalty, as in Because Elizabeth is the queen, she has regal powers that no one else has.
Regal also describes something thought to be fitting for or resembling a king or queen. A regal stance involves standing up straight, with your arms behind your back and your head held high.
Finally, regal can describe something stately and splendid. A regal coat would be one so fancy that only someone who was royalty would normally wear it.
Example: The regal ball is held in the palace every year and the whole royal family and all their advisors attend.
Where does regal come from?
The first records of the term regal come from the 1300s. It ultimately comes from the Latin rēgālis, meaning “royal.”
People who are royalty are people who rule a country or other large area or are part of the family that rules. Often, as rulers they are excessively rich, living in luxury few others can afford. Anything regal would be fitting for this lifestyle. Used more casually, something regal is fit for royalty, through quality, culture, or value, even if royalty doesn’t actually use that thing.
Less commonly, a regal is a portable organ from the 1400s that uses brass reed pipes. Regals produce sound when the reeds vibrate, usually within a bellows. While not commonly used anymore, you may hear one played by early music ensembles.
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What are some other forms related to regal?
- regally (adverb)
- regalness (noun)
- regality (noun)
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How is regal used in real life?
Regal is used to describe something the speaker thinks is stately or royal.
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I will never get over how truly regal it is to watch an American President sign things with a Sharpie.
— Benjamin Byron Davis (@Tooda) August 26, 2020
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Is regal used correctly in the following sentence?
With your ripped and dirty clothes, you certainly look regal.
How to use regal in a sentence
In the other half of the draw, France, Spain and Portugal, former champions all, managed to eliminate themselves with less than regal performances.I Once Called English Football a 'Tragedy' on the Cover of TIME. Who Knew It Might Have a Happy Ending?|Bill Saporito|July 9, 2021|Time
If you’re more about the aesthetics and or like to wrap yourself in a pretty throw and sit as still as a mummy or instantly fall asleep, consider upgrading from a basic wool throw blanket to something like cashmere, which is regal but also delicate.Best throw blanket: Cotton, cashmere, and more cozy, soft options for all seasons|Florie Korani|July 8, 2021|Popular-Science
She effortlessly dons costume designer Jenny Beavan's sumptuous and regal designs, sketching each sidled movement into its own bit of cinematic art.Counterpoint: Disney’s Girlboss ‘Cruella’ Actually Rules|Kevin Fallon|May 28, 2021|The Daily Beast
The next morning, we meet at the Royal Palace, where the regal troops parade past on stately horses.Real Madrid|Margery Resnick|April 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Actress Madge Sinclair graced her roles with an undeniable and regal presence— no matter the title role— and became a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry.A Moment Of Appreciation For Madge Sinclair|Brande Victorian|March 5, 2021|Essence.com
Regal Entertainment Group is the biggest and most geographically diverse theater company in the country.The Right-Wing Billionaire Who Bowed to North Korea over ‘The Interview’|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In October, news broke that Regal hired Morgan Stanley to explore a possible sale.The Right-Wing Billionaire Who Bowed to North Korea over ‘The Interview’|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Marzipan Flowers tells the story of Hadas Regal, a 48-year-old woman living on a kibbutz in southern Israel.
With unexpected help from her transgender roommate, Regal finds the strength to put her life back together.
After her husband dies in a freak accident, Regal moves to Tel Aviv.
He was recalled, and again moved, in calm triumph, from his obscure chambers to the regal palace of the minister.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
She appealed to him as a glorious woman, regal in her carriage, wondrous in her youth and beauty.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
Scarcely a great name in English literature could be produced which had not been supported by regal or individual generosity.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
But the principal figure is truly great, in its noble, regal attitude, and quite unconstrained in its dramatic pose.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
"Let's go into this place," he said, turning in towards the hospitable portals of the Regal.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb