Palatial is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of palatial, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - suitable for or like a palace
EXAMPLES - Palatial in a Sentence
- Friends had just started moving to the "palatial" quarters there. (source)
- To call the Governor's residence "palatial" was part of the common law of (source)
- If your space is something that could be described as palatial, you can't go wrong with this dongle. (source)
- The library was free, it has a palatial reading hall with green shaded lights and books on everything. (source)
- She called the palatial mansion "Look-at-me-I'm-rich architecture" and added, "I hope I never lay eyes on them." (source)
- In the palatial sales center, a 3D animation on a cinema-size screen presents the vision for the finished complex. (source)
- In line with the previous years, during this campaign we will concentrate on the public wing of the "palatial" mansion. (source)
- Map of the "palatial" mansion with the main construction phase dated to the fourth-fifth centuries A.D. indicated in pink. (source)
- Found via Real Estalker, Funny man Judd Apatow and wife Leslie Mann have listed their palatial Palisades property for $6. 495M. (source)
- Some Moons back I was at a community meeting of leafy laned affluenzers, nobody under 45, or who did not live in palatial grandeur. (source)
- The post was a cornerstone of a palatial hall in the city that served as Khubilai's first capital before he moved it to Dadu, now Beijing. (source)
- Eve discovers the world of 'parachute kids,' children of wealthy absentee Asian parents set up in palatial homes near the best high schools. (source)
- The exaggerated term of "palatial," which the proprietors had attached to both, had deceived her and it was no great comfort to have her companion explain: (source)
- Green, now absorbed into endless avenues of "palatial" residences, which scoff with regular-featured, lofty scorn at the rural simplicity implied by such a name. (source)
- The third example I shall give is of a dining-room which may be called palatial in size and effect, occupying the whole square wing of a well-known New York house. (source)
- I'm standing at the chancery, what's called the chancery, outside the grounds where what is often described as the palatial residence of Cardinal Law, Archbishop Law is. (source)
- Though the steamboats were called palatial, viewed from my rocking-chair trip to-day I wonder how people managed to stand the inconveniences and discomforts they provided. (source)
- Last year, Mr. Berlusconi relocated to his palatial villa on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia as a rebellion among his political ranks threatened his majority in parliament. (source)
- Coco meets Stravinsky at a party and, recognising him as a fellow modernist and equally cool egotist, she offers him and his family rooms at Bel Respiro, her palatial country house. (source)
- Despite the privileges the pair enjoy, such as palatial residences, luxury holidays and round-the-clock police protection, 20-year-old Eugenie would apparently give it all up tomorrow. (source)
- In his writings and speeches, renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) always criticised "palatial" architecture (as exemplified by the federal buildings in Washington DC). (source)
- This was a considerable undertaking, as Henry VIII was the Citizen Kane of his day with vast stores of furnishings and "stuff" crammed in palatial storehouses at the various royal residences. (source)
- Stuccoed walls, frescoed ceilings, huge mirrors, velvet sofas, marble-topped tables, gleaming chandeliers, gilt and glitter that would be called "palatial" in New York, make the place attractive. (source)
- But somewhere in the final minutes of this game, as the Giants turned the ball over, fell behind by two scores and seemed armadillo-dead here at Jerry Jones's palatial Cowboys Stadium, the tide turned. (source)
- There is a little village at Warm Springs, but the hotel -- since burned and rebuilt -- (which may be briefly described as a palatial shanty) stands by itself close to the river, which is here a deep, rapid, turbid stream. (source)
- While the main construction phase of this "palatial" mansion, including the bathing complex and the public wing, dates to the fourth-early fifth century A.D., part of the building goes back to the first to third centuries A.D. (source)
- On Columbus Day, Van Hollen sat behind Obama like a watchful piano instructor as the president repeated the analogy to a crowd of donors at the palatial waterfront home of basketball player Alonzo Mourning in Coral Gables, Fla. (source)
- The talk soon centred down to business, though Guggenhammer had first to say his say about the forthcoming international yacht race and about his own palatial steam yacht, the Electra, whose recent engines were already antiquated. (source)
- At dawn, our past thoroughly excavated, he admitted what he had done: too big to keep in our small place, in the early afternoon he settled Rocco into a palatial home with owners honed to care for a pure-breed who knew how to love. (source)
- 'You have money -- too much money, Moore, by an amount I might easily name -- a home which some might call palatial, a lovely, if not altogether healthy wife, two fine children, and all the honor which a man in a commonwealth like this should ask for. (source)
- But fewer than 10 miles from the sanctuary is another archaeological site of great interest -- a palatial home decorated with some of the finest Byzantine mosaics yet found, depicting bare-breasted Amazons, exotic animals, and figures from Greek mythology. (source)
- They stopped at the palatial penthouses of NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch, Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and hedge fund pioneer John Paulson where they chanted catchy slogans and held up homemade signs stating their fierce opposition to a new $5 billion tax cut for the wealthiest New Yorkers that Gov. (source)
- But it was one thing to imagine this while procuring a new and fashionable outfit in San Francisco, and quite another to stand before the "palatial" residence of the Neworths on Rincon Hill, with the consciousness of no other introduction than the memory of the Neworths 'discourtesy on the mountain, and, even in his fine feathers, Bray hesitated. (source)
- Because I have made fifty thousand this last year in Timbuctoo bonds, must I convert it all into a house, so large that it will not hold me comfortably, -- so splendid that I might as well live in a porcelain vase, for the trouble of taking care of it, -- so prodigiously "palatial" that I have to skulk into my private room, put on my slippers, close the door, shut myself up with myself, and wonder why I married Mrs. Potiphar? (source)
- For Stacy's new banking-house had long since received the epithet of "palatial" from an enthusiastic local press fresh from the "opening" luncheon in its richly decorated directors 'rooms, and it was said that once a homely would-be depositor from One Horse Gulch was so cowed by its magnificence that his heart failed him at the last moment, and mumbling an apology to the elegant receiving teller, fled with his greasy chamois pouch of gold-dust to deposit his treasure in the dingy Mint around the corner. (source)
- The substantial complex excavated in this area for 12 years (1995-96, 1998-2007) can be identified as a large, late antique "palatial" mansion, which might even be a good candidate for the city's bishop's palace or episkopeion, given the presence of an octagonal room (baptisterium?) and the enormous extension of the public part of the dwelling (at least three reception halls, one of them with an apse, two dining halls, waiting lounges, an enormous atrium with impluvium, and a private bath complex composed of at the least four rooms). (source)
- As each article passed in review -- the unsteady rocking-chairs upholstered in haircloth and protected by stringy tidies, the disconsolate, almost bottomless lounge, fly-specked brass clock and mantel ornaments, she could not but recall the palatial entrance, drawing-room, and boudoir into which Parkins had ushered her on that memorable afternoon when she had paid a visit to Mrs. Arthur Breen -- (her "last visit" the old lady would say with a sly grimace at Holker, who had never forgiven "that pirate, Breen," for robbing Gilbert of his house). (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 45.0, which suggests that "palatial" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 21 synonyms for palatial.
deluxe, grandiose, illustrious, imposing, impressive, lush, luxuriant, luxurious, magnificent, majestic, monumental, noble, plush, regal, rich, silken, spacious, splendid, stately, sumptuous, upholstered
We have 7 antonyms for palatial.
common, cramped, minor, poor, small, tiny, unimpressive
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of palatial from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of or suitable for a palace: palatial furnishings.
- (adjective) Of the nature of a palace, as in spaciousness or ornateness: a palatial yacht.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Of or relating to a palace.
- (adjective) On a grand scale; very rich furnishing(s).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to a palace; suitable for a palace; resembling a palace; royal; magnificent.
- (adjective) Palatal; palatine.
- (noun) A palatal letter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Of or pertaining to a palace; resembling or befitting a palace; magnificent. Also palatian.
- (None) Palatal: as, the palatial retraction of the tongue.
- (noun) A palatal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) suitable for or like a palace
- (adjective) relating to or being a palace