Meaning of “royal” in the English Dictionary

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"royal" in British English

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royaladjective

uk /ˈrɔɪ.əl/ us /ˈrɔɪ.əl/

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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royalnoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈrɔɪ.əl/ us /ˈrɔɪ.əl/ informal

a member of the royal family:

The press follow the royals everywhere.

(Definition of “royal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"royal" in American English

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royaladjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈrɔɪ·əl/

belonging or connected to a king or queen:

Sweden’s royal family

(Definition of “royal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)