Definition of Formal


  • a gown for evening wear
    - dinner dress - dinner gown - evening gown
  • a lavish dance requiring formal attire


  • refined or imposing in manner or appearance
    befitting a royal court
    "a courtly gentleman"
  • logically deductive
    "formal proof"
  • represented in simplified or symbolic form
  • (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms
    "the paper was written in formal English"
  • characteristic of or befitting a person in authority
    "formal duties"
    "an official banquet"
  • being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
    "pay one's formal respects"
    "formal dress"
    "a formal ball"
    "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"
    "a formal education"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Formal

  • Scrabble® score of the formal (11)
  • Word Chums® score of the formal (14)
  • Words With Friends® score of the formal (13)

Unscramble formal

60 unscramble word found using the letters formal.

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