Definition of stately adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsteɪtli//
    ; NAmE 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.
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