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nuptial

adjective nup·tial \ ˈnəp-shəl , -chəl , nonstandard -shə-wəl , nonstandard -chə-wəl \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of nuptial

1 : of or relating to marriage or the marriage ceremony
  • nuptial vows
  • nuptial bliss
2 : characteristic of or occurring in the breeding season
  • nuptial flight

Examples of nuptial in a Sentence

  1. newlyweds still in a state of nuptial bliss

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Origin and Etymology of nuptial

Latin nuptialis, from nuptiae, plural, wedding, from nubere to marry; perhaps akin to Greek nymphē bride, nymph


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nuptial

noun

Definition of nuptial

: marriage, wedding usually used in plural
  • … preparations were instantly commenced for the approaching nuptials.
  • —W. H. Prescott

Examples of nuptial in a Sentence

  1. their nuptials will take place at the university chapel

Recent Examples of nuptial from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of nuptial

nuptial Synonyms

Synonyms
bridal, espousal, marriage, nuptial (s)
Related Words
match, matrimony, wedlock; union

NUPTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

nuptial

adjective

Definition of nuptial for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to marriage or a wedding ceremony


NUPTIAL Defined for Kids

nuptial

adjective nup·tial \ ˈnəp-shəl \

Definition of nuptial for Students

: of or relating to marriage or a wedding
  • nuptial vows


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