verb (used with object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
verb (used without object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
Origin of regale
Examples from the Web for regaled
The Dalai Lama regaled the crowd with stories, not all pertinent to the subject at hand.At American Enterprise Institute, NeoCons Say ‘Hello, Dalai’|Eleanor Clift|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Specifically, she regaled them with the story of a heart attack she suffered that should have ended her life.Rosie O’Donnell’s Explosive Return to ‘The View’ Makes Us Miss Her More|Kevin Fallon|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is here that he is regaled with the tale we are about to watch unfold.‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Review: Wes Anderson’s Best Ever Is a Whimsical Crime Caper|Nico Hines|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Inside, guests reported, a mariachi band played, and Kissinger was regaled with a slew of speeches.
She regaled her glory days as a beauty-pageant winter “50 pounds ago.”
He was a delightful travelling companion, and regaled me with tales illustrative of the humorous side of his business.To Lhassa at Last|Powell Millington
At last one of the two ring-snakes was produced, and Ophio was to be regaled.A Book of Natural History|Various
From that day forth Madame Lerat regaled herself with her niece's first love adventure.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
We regaled him with wassail and gramophone and explained the situation to him.
Our inspector was regaled with a scant fish-feast, and allowed to digest it over the genuine license.Captain Canot|Brantz Mayer
British Dictionary definitions for regaled
verb (tr usually foll by with)
- a feast
- a delicacy of food or drink
Word Origin for regale
Word Origin and History for regaled
"entertain splendidly," 1650s, from French régaler "to entertain or feast," from Old French regale, rigale, from gale "merriment," from galer "make merry" (see gallant (adj.)). Influenced in Old French by se rigoler "amuse oneself, rejoice," of unknown origin. Italian regalo is from French. Related: Regaled; regaling.