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adjective nup·tial \ˈnəp-shəl, -chəl, ÷-shə-wəl, ÷-chə-wəl\

Definition of nuptial

  1. 1 :  of or relating to marriage or the marriage ceremony nuptial vows nuptial bliss

  2. 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>

Origin and Etymology of nuptial

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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nuptial

noun nup·tial

Definition of nuptial

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of nuptial

see 1nuptial


First Known Use: circa 1555


NUPTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

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nuptial

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adjective nup·tial \ˈnəp-shəl, -chəl, ÷-shə-wəl, ÷-chə-wəl\

Definition of nuptial for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to marriage or a wedding ceremony


NUPTIAL Defined for Kids

nuptial

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adjective nup·tial \ˈnəp-shəl\

Definition of nuptial for Students

  1. :  of or relating to marriage or a wedding nuptial vows



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