mat·​ri·​mo·​nial | \ ˌma-trə-ˈmō-nē-əl How to pronounce matrimonial (audio) , -nyəl \

Definition of matrimonial

: of or relating to marriage, the married state, or married persons

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Other Words from matrimonial

matrimonially adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for matrimonial



  • nonmarital
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Examples of matrimonial in a Sentence

she plans to focus on matrimonial concerns after she's established in her career
Recent Examples on the Web However, a friend who works with creative agency Leo Burnett put them in touch with matrimonial website Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Priest on Zoom, borrowed clothes, makeup tutorials: An Indian Covid-19 wedding," 6 May 2020 With the scarf, Tate bound together the wrists of Anker and Nelson, their mates looking on with some measure of bafflement at this quasi-matrimonial sacrament. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "Survivor’s Guilt in the Mountains," 24 Feb. 2020 From dress code to decorum and every detail in between, Vogue’s Wedding Editor, Alex Macon, is here to consult the experts on your most pressing matrimonial worries and wonderings. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Ask Alex: Is It Ever Okay to Ask for a Plus-One at a Wedding?," 12 Nov. 2019 Bouncing between two large, opinionated American cities, Charlie and Nicole discover that other people are impossible and indispensable: children, colleagues, in-laws, exes, even sworn officers of the matrimonial bar. New York Times, "‘Marriage Story’ Review: Dance Me to the End of Love," 5 Nov. 2019 Brides, for one, pile on red bracelets as part of the matrimonial ritual called solah shringar. Elizabeth Chang, Washington Post, "The best souvenirs to bring home from 10 countries," 2 July 2019 Luke Burbank met an Ohio couple who sprang the big news to their guests at a party that suddenly turned matrimonial. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (June 23)," 20 June 2019 And good, above all, for the novel, a genre that is unthinkable without matrimonial disaster. Daniel Mendelsohn, Town & Country, "How Infidelity Helped Create the Novel," 2 May 2019 Baffled by a daughter with no matrimonial or professional prospects, Vivian’s parents send her off to an eccentric aunt who owns a crumbling theater in New York. Ron Charles | The Washington Post,, "Elizabeth Gilbert will visit Portland to discuss her new novel, ‘City of Girls,’ about a young woman’s summer of sex," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of matrimonial

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2020

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“Matrimonial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of matrimonial

formal : of or relating to marriage


mat·​ri·​mo·​ni·​al | \ ˌma-trə-ˈmō-nē-əl How to pronounce matrimonial (audio) \

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: of or relating to marriage

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