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Definition of stately adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    stately

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    adjective
    NAmE//ˈsteɪtli//
     
     
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  1. 1impressive in size, appearance, or manner synonym majestic an avenue of stately chestnut trees a tall, stately woman
  2. 2slow, formal, and elegant a stately dance The procession made its stately progress through the streets of the city.
stateliness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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