wedding

noun, often attributive
wed·​ding | \ ˈwe-diŋ \

Definition of wedding

1 : a marriage ceremony usually with its accompanying festivities : nuptials
2 : an act, process, or instance of joining in close association
3 : a wedding anniversary or its celebration usually used in combination a golden wedding

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Examples of wedding in a Sentence

The wedding will be at 2:00 p.m. the couple chose to have a garden wedding

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The wedding that followed was just as magical; framed by awe-inducing nature. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "A Proposal Under a Supermoon in Switzerland Led to a Wedding Celebration in the Utah Desert," 3 Jan. 2019 In a new interview with The Telegraph, Princess Eugenie discusses her decision to showcase her scar on her wedding day, and the impact her childhood surgery has had on her life. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie Opens Up About the Scoliosis Operation She Had in Her Childhood," 23 Dec. 2018 The wedding itself was a lavish, multi-day affair, with a traditional Indian ceremony as well as a Western ceremony. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Nick Jonas Cried as Priyanka Chopra Walked Down the Aisle," 4 Dec. 2018 And yep, that means a second wedding isn't in the cards for the moment. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Sarah Ferguson Gives Rare Interview About Prince Andrew and Princess Diana," 12 Nov. 2018 On a scale from one to spectacular, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding was a royal classic. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Here's All You Need To Know About Where Princess Eugenie And Jack Brooksbank Will Live," 12 Oct. 2018 The wedding of the year, beamed out to the world, was anything but an intimate affair. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "1968 vs. 2018: 50 Years Later Fashion Is Still Playing With the Bohemian Rhapsody of the Late, Tumultuous ’60s," 14 Dec. 2018 Social media has been buzzing in the days following Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s wedding, and the two celebs made sure to give fans plenty of BTS peeks on Instagram of their big day. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Unveils Her New Name on Instagram After Marrying Nick Jonas," 9 Dec. 2018 Following their gorgeous destination wedding in Italy last spring, the couple jetted off to Ecuador to do community-building work for the charity organization WE—and famously invited Drew's twin brother Jonathan along! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Property Brothers' Drew Scott on Balancing Work and Married Life With Wife Linda," 19 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of wedding

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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More Definitions for wedding

wedding

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wedding

: a ceremony at which two people are married to each other

wedding

noun
wed·​ding | \ ˈwe-diŋ \

Kids Definition of wedding

: a marriage ceremony

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