adjective \ˈnəp-shəl, -chəl, ÷-shə-wəl, ÷-chə-wəl\

: of or relating to marriage or a wedding ceremony

Full Definition of NUPTIAL

:  of or relating to marriage or the marriage ceremony
:  characteristic of or occurring in the breeding season <nuptial flight>

Examples of NUPTIAL

  1. <newlyweds still in a state of nuptial bliss>

Origin of NUPTIAL

Latin nuptialis, from nuptiae, plural, wedding, from nubere to marry; perhaps akin to Greek nymphē bride, nymph
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of NUPTIAL

:  marriage, wedding —usually used in plural

Examples of NUPTIAL

  1. <their nuptials will take place at the university chapel>

First Known Use of NUPTIAL

circa 1555

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