wed·​ding ˈwe-diŋ How to pronounce wedding (audio)
often attributive
: a marriage ceremony usually with its accompanying festivities : nuptials
: an act, process, or instance of joining in close association
: a wedding anniversary or its celebration
usually used in combination
a golden wedding

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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Word History

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of wedding was before the 12th century

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“Wedding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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wed·​ding ˈwed-iŋ How to pronounce wedding (audio)
: a marriage ceremony usually with accompanying festivities : nuptials

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