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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Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney just celebrated their forthcoming wedding with an engagement party in Dumbo. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lawrence Celebrates Her Engagement Party in a Dress Fit for a Princess," 13 May 2019 After their wedding, Arthur and Catherine set up their household in Ludlow Castle, on the Welsh border. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Cause of Prince Arthur Tudor's Death Remains a Medical Mystery," 13 May 2019 While Willie had a crush on Christina right away, she was obsessed with another boy in her class named Mark Kossick — who would later be the best man at their wedding. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Star Willie Geist and His Wife Have, Hands Down, the Craziest Love Story in the World," 9 May 2019 Teenage boys Tenoch and Julio meet an older woman at a wedding party, and invite her on a trip with them. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Is Roma Director Alfonso Cuarón? You've Definitely Seen His Incredible Movies," 23 Feb. 2019 In 2017, Town and Country Magazine published a spread on Mr. Ghosn and his wife’s Marie Antoinette-themed wedding party at Versailles, featuring actors in 18th century costumes and wigs, and tables piled high with cakes and pastries. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "‘I Found This Very, Very Violent.’ Carlos Ghosn’s Arrest Tests Nissan-Renault Relationship," 22 Nov. 2018 Maud Windsor, Princess Eugenie's third cousin and her goddaughter The entire family and wedding party: 2. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Who's Who in Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Portraits?," 15 Oct. 2018 The second focuses on Eugenie, Jack, and their pint-sized wedding party. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Comparing Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Princess Eugenie and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Portraits," 14 Oct. 2018 During the ceremony, as the wedding party sat down in the chapel, in the row where Harry's family sat, a first chair was left open. Fox News, "Why did Prince Harry, Meghan Markle leave chapel seat open at the royal wedding?," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of wedding

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

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English Language Learners Definition of wedding

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


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

Kids Definition of wedding

: a marriage ceremony

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