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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
WordNet

Nup"tial adjective
Etymology
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.
Definitions
  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
Wordforms
plural Nuptials
Definitions
  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