\ ˈbrīd How to pronounce bride (audio) \

Definition of bride

: a woman just married or about to be married

Examples of bride in a Sentence

the mother of the bride
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First Known Use of bride

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bride

Middle English, from Old English brȳd; akin to Old High German brūt bride

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bridal wreath


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9 Aug 2022

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