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 regalement
More, she fed him, and her last drop of new milk and her last and tenderest morsel of meat were reserved for his regalement.
For the regalement of my inside the preparations had been lavish.Rolling Stones|O. Henry
Matilda's charming company and conversation was his regalement.
Yes, I'd really take it as a pastime and regalement if you boys would go along too.'The Gentle Grafter|O. Henry
verb (tr usually foll by with)
- a feast
- a delicacy of food or drink
Word Origin for regale
"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.