Definition of stately in English:

stately

adjective

  • Having a dignified, unhurried, and grand manner; majestic in manner and appearance.

    ‘a stately procession’
    ‘his tall and stately wife’
    • ‘Its window bays were small and separated by brick columns that gave them a stately appearance.’
    • ‘James Dyson, the boss of Dyson's, has also just bought a stately mansion.’
    • ‘Outside the doors of these mansions and stately English homes, the First World War is brewing.’
    • ‘It is these mighty prelates who gave Salzburg its stately buildings and living legacy of some of the grandest music ever written.’
    • ‘They are released now by officials anxious to dispel the myth that bishops, some of whom still occupy grand palaces and stately castles, enjoy a life of luxury.’
    • ‘One name is in large, stately letters, almost twice the size of the author's.’
    • ‘Filmed by Romeike over nine months, it's a stately but impressive work.’
    • ‘Kruger had made a trip to Europe in the late 1880s and was impressed by the stately buildings he saw there.’
    • ‘The Cathedral itself was just as beautiful, in a more grand and stately manner.’
    • ‘Before long, Hoffman found himself in the grand lobby of a stately mansion.’
    • ‘The clothing, if not exactly regal, was stately, with students making their presence felt by arriving in whites.’
    • ‘Hence, his pictures of dignified students and tradesmen, of elegant homes and stately churches emerge.’
    • ‘She owns the Borgo Storico Segheti Panichi, a gloriously imposing stately pile near Ascoli Piceno.’
    • ‘Hatchards specialise more in the sort of hardbacks that would look good on the bookshelves of the library in the west wing of one's stately mansion.’
    • ‘All in all, this is a bar that combines refined tastes with a stately elegance - be on your best behaviour then.’
    • ‘And I was impressed with Warsaw and its restoration of that stately old city, and its energetic streets.’
    • ‘Measured, stately and engaging over the long haul, Equal Area Series is a perfect set piece for the museum.’
    • ‘Then there was Deal, where we gawked at the mansions and stately summer houses.’
    • ‘They are admittedly livelier than his uncle's sole contribution, a stately architectural rendering of the Grand Canal in Venice on a rainy day.’
    • ‘It wasn't a shock to find that the last relative had died all alone in the stately mansion on Advenger Hill.’
    dignified, majestic, ceremonious, courtly, imposing, impressive, solemn, awe-inspiring, regal, imperial, elegant, grand, glorious, splendid, magnificent, resplendent, important, august, formal
    slow-moving, measured, deliberate
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Pronunciation:

stately

/ˈstātlē/