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royal

adjective uk   /ˈrɔɪ.əl/ us  
B2 ( written abbreviation R) belonging or connected to a king or queen or a member of their family: the royal family a royal visit good or excellent, as if intended for or typical of royalty: The team was given a royal reception/welcome. mainly US big or great: a royal pain/a royal mess
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royal

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈrɔɪ.əl/ informal us  
a member of the royal family: The press follow the royals everywhere.
Translations of “royal”
in Korean 왕실의…
in Arabic مَلَكي…
in French royal…
in Turkish kraliyet, kırallığa ait…
in Italian reale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國王的, 女王的, 王室的…
in Russian королевский…
in Polish królewski…
in Spanish real, espléndido, magnífico…
in Portuguese real…
in German königlich…
in Catalan reial…
in Japanese 王家の, 王室の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 国王的, 女王的, 王室的…
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