\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web But behind the scenes their relationship had quickly turned volatile, the bride’s mother said. NBC News, 4 June 2021 Once the location changed, the bride’s wedding weekend wardrobe was also adjusted. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 2 June 2021 Amid a scene that already felt tinged with magic — with Lulu, Blanca, and Elektra looking the part of angelic fairy godmothers bestowing gifts on a beatific and beautiful bride — the sudden appearance of Candy was a joy. Manuel Betancourt, Vulture, 30 May 2021 The attendees are also seen inside a building without masks — among them the bride, who is filmed getting her hair styled (the stylist in the shot is wearing a mask). Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2021 The bride, Marianne (Naian González Norvind), wears a bright red pantsuit, while some of the guests show up splashed with green paint, the color of the revolution., 19 May 2021 The creation of these dresses has always been an intimate experience, where the bride, designer and dressmakers work closely during fittings because of the nature of the work. Valentina Di Donato, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Lori and Doug's awkward energy is instantly thrown into sharp relief by the bubbly bride, Bea (Sarah Bolger), and groom, Jayson (Tony Cavalero), who are like two human golden retrievers in love. Katie Walsh, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 Now, the bride-to-be is giving us a glimpse into some of the festivities leading up to their big day. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 1 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of bride was before the 12th century

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10 Jun 2021

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“Bride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bride

: a woman who has just married or is about to be married


\ ˈbrīd How to pronounce bride (audio) \

Kids Definition of bride

: a woman just married or about to be married


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