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nuptial Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective of or relating to a wedding
    spousal; bridal.
    • bridal procession
    • nuptial day
    • spousal rites
    • wedding cake
    • marriage vows

Nup"tial adjective
L. nuptialis, fr. nuptiae marriage, wedding, fr. nubere, nuptum, prop., to cover, to veil, hence, to marry, as the head of the bride was covered with a veil; cf. Gr. bride, nymph: cf. F. nuptial.
  1. Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, nuptial rites and ceremonies.
    Then, all in heat, They light the nuptial torch. Milton.
Nup"tial noun
plural Nuptials
  1. Marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; -- now only in the plural.
    Celebration of that nuptial, which We two have sworn shall come. Shak.
    Preparations . . . for the approaching nuptials. Prescott.

Webster 1913