royal

[ roi-uhl ]
/ ˈrɔɪ əl /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. roxburghshire,
  2. roxy,
  3. roy,
  4. roy rogers,
  5. roy, rammohun,
  6. royal academy,
  7. royal air force,
  8. royal air force list,
  9. royal and ancient club,
  10. royal anne

Origin of royal

1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin rēgālis kingly, equivalent to rēg- (stem of rēx) king + -ālis -al1; cf. regal1

Related forms
Can be confusedroil royal

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British Dictionary definitions for royally

royal

/ (ˈrɔɪəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsroyally, adverb

Word Origin for royal

C14: from Old French roial, from Latin rēgālis, fit for a king, from rēx king; compare regal 1

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