- IPA: /ˈɹiːɡəl/
- 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.
- Befitting a king, queen, emperor, or empress.
regal (plural regals)
- (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.
- 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