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
Recent Examples on the Web The Wright family at the wedding of Allen and Brenda Lafferty in 1982. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 May 2022 Namely, to attend the wedding of pal Sophie Carter to Robert Snuggs at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Norfolk on September 24, 2018. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 20 May 2022 As one of the larger brooches in the Queen's collection, it is often worn for celebratory events, such as the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla in 2005. Monique Jessen,, 12 May 2022 Who wouldn’t be hooked reading even just his preface about getting tossed out of the after-party at the wedding of John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn? Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 10 May 2022 The plot leaks said that Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Wong (Benedict Wong) would both be at the wedding of Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams). Chris Smith, BGR, 9 May 2022 Then one day a monster attacks during the wedding of Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), Strange’s former love. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2022 No restrictions of any kind Ever since it was first held in 1810 to mark the wedding of the Wittelsbacher prince regent, Ludwig I, to his bride Therese, the festival has been cancelled only 26 times — mainly during times of war. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 29 Apr. 2022 Upon his arrival in Phoenix, Roemer was invited to the wedding of the daughter of an old friend. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wedding

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

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24 May 2022

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“Wedding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of wedding

: a marriage ceremony

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