con·​nu·​bi·​al | \ kə-ˈnü-bē-əl How to pronounce connubial (audio) , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of connubial

: of or relating to the married state : conjugal connubial relations

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Other Words from connubial

connubialism \ kə-​ˈnü-​bē-​ə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce connubial (audio) , -​ˈnyü-​ \ noun
connubiality \ kə-​ˌnü-​bē-​ˈa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce connubial (audio) , -​ˌnyü-​ \ noun
connubially \ kə-​ˈnü-​bē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce connubial (audio) , -​ˈnyü-​ \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for connubial



  • nonmarital
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Examples of connubial in a Sentence

a happy couple celebrating half a century of connubial bliss
Recent Examples on the Web Relyea was like an Old Testament prophet in the saturnine power of his recitatives, lightening his deep dark basso timbre for the evocation of Adam and Eve’s connubial bliss in his duets with Sierra in Part 3. John Von Rhein,, "A memorable 'Creation' from James Levine at Ravinia," 9 Aug. 2017 The Maldivians have the highest divorce rate in the world, a fact which to my mind uniquely qualifies them to officiate over the interment by water of the connubial myth. Rachel Cusk, Condé Nast Traveler, "Novelist Rachel Cusk on the Complicated Romance of the Maldives," 2 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of connubial

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for connubial

Latin conubialis, from conubium, connubium marriage, from com- + nubere to marry — more at nuptial

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The first known use of connubial was circa 1656

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“Connubial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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