• IPA: /ˈɹiːɡəl/


  1. Of or relating to royalty.
    regal authority;   the regal title
    • 1649, [John] Milton, [Eikonoklastes]  […], London: Printed by Matthew Simmons,  […], OCLC 1044608640 ↗:
      He made a scorn of his regal oath.
  2. Befitting a king, queen, emperor, or empress.
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regal (plural regals)

  1. (musical instruments) A small, portable organ whose sound is produced by beating reeds without amplifying resonators. Its tone is keen and rich in harmonics. The regal was common in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; today it has been revived for the performance of music from those times.
  2. An organ stop of the reed family, furnished with a normal beating reed, but whose resonator is a fraction of its natural length. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries these stops took a multitude of forms. Today only one survives that is of universal currency, the so-called Vox Humana.
  • Italian: rigabello

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