\ 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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And is there a bride out there without either of them on her Pinterest board? Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Jennifer Lopez's Engagement Ring From Alex Rodriguez," 10 Mar. 2019 Still, nothing can quite beat a good statement lip—the soon-to-be bride knows a thing or two about choosing a Kool Aid bright lipstick and can often be seen in electrifying shades of magenta, cherry or deep plum. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "6 Bold Beauty Looks Only Priyanka Chopra Could Wear Down the Wedding Aisle," 1 Dec. 2018 Newlyweds Rusty and Auttumn Waddell were enjoying their wedding May 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Virginia Beach when the bride's mother noticed an unfamiliar face. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Wedding crasher steals newlywed's gifts, evades police," 3 June 2018 At the end there was a Victorian bride in sweeping white. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Gucci Has a Rave in a Cemetery," 31 May 2018 According to Meghan's former makeup artist Lydia Sellers, the bride's beauty style for her wedding day didn't venture too far from her signature vibe. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle's Former Makeup Artist Reveals Her Favorite Mascara," 27 May 2018 Read more: So principle would be completely on your side even without the bride’s insistence that your presence is wanted. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "Her presence at half-sister’s wedding might spark drama," 26 May 2018 Page boy Brian Mulroney, 7, son of the bride's best friend 14. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "One of the most striking things about Harry and Meghan’s official royal wedding photos," 21 May 2018 If writer Gary Janetti's Instagram account is any indication, the young royal was secretly plotting to steal the bride's thunder anyway. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "Even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can't make wedding portraits cool," 21 May 2018

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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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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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