wedding

noun, often attributive
wed·​ding | \ ˈwe-diŋ How to pronounce wedding (audio) \

Definition of wedding

1 : a marriage ceremony usually with its accompanying festivities : nuptials
2 : an act, process, or instance of joining in close association
3 : a wedding anniversary or its celebration usually used in combination a golden wedding

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Examples of wedding in a Sentence

The wedding will be at 2:00 p.m. the couple chose to have a garden wedding

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The couple put their wedding plans on hiatus in 2003 and never ended up walking down the aisle. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Lopez's Engagement Rings Through the Years, Compared," 10 Mar. 2019 Fans are hoping the actress appears in the wedding episode between characters Marty Deeks and Kensi Blye. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Will Hetty Return to 'NCIS: Los Angeles' for Deeks and Kensi's Wedding?," 10 Mar. 2019 Scandal and Heartbreak Before the Royal Wedding Thomas' official role in the Meghan and Harry's ceremony was to walk his daughter down the aisle, just like Michael Middleton did on Kate's wedding day. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle and Her Dad: A Timeline of Their Rocky Relationship," 6 Mar. 2019 Every accommodation is as luxurious as the next, just be sure to book in advance as its a popular venue for weddings and can book up. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 Selena Gomez was the maid of honor at her friend Courtney Barry's wedding yesterday in L.A. The singer and actress wore sleeveless black gown with jewel embellishments with her hair in a slick bun. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selena Gomez Was a Beautiful Maid of Honor at Her Best Friend's Wedding," 22 Feb. 2019 The actress was also invited to Meghan and Prince Harry's royal wedding last year. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "6 Things to Know About Abigail Spencer, Meghan Markle's Close Friend and Former Suits Costar," 20 Feb. 2019 There was no gathering, wedding, destination, or setting that didn’t revolve around binge drinking and powder up my nose. Carly Benson, SELF, "7 Important Tips for Traveling While Sober and Having an Even Better Time," 14 Feb. 2019 Later, at Rossi’s wedding, J.J. tried to backtrack on her admission. Megan Stein, Country Living, "‘Criminal Minds’ Dropped a Major Bombshell During the Finale and People Are Furious," 7 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of wedding

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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More Definitions for wedding

wedding

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wedding

: a ceremony at which two people are married to each other

wedding

noun
wed·​ding | \ ˈwe-diŋ How to pronounce wedding (audio) \

Kids Definition of wedding

: a marriage ceremony

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