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nup·tial

 (nŭp′shəl, -chəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to marriage or the wedding ceremony.
2. Of, relating to, or occurring during the mating season: the nuptial plumage of male birds.
n. often nuptials
A wedding ceremony.

[Middle English nupcialle, from Old French nuptial, from Latin nūptiālis, from nūptiae, wedding, from nūpta, feminine past participle of nūbere, to take a husband.]

nup′tial·ly adv.

nuptial

(ˈnʌpʃəl; -tʃəl)
adj
1. relating to marriage; conjugal: nuptial vows.
2. (Zoology) zoology of or relating to mating: the nuptial flight of a queen bee.
[C15: from Latin nuptiālis, from nuptiae marriage, from nubere to marry]
ˈnuptially adv

nup•tial

(ˈnʌp ʃəl, -tʃəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to marriage or the marriage ceremony.
2. of or pertaining to mating or the mating season of animals.
n.
3. Usu., nuptials. a wedding or marriage.
[1480–90; (Middle French) < Latin nuptiālis=nupti(ae) marriage, wedding, derivative of nubēre to marry (of a woman); compare nubile]
nup′tial•ly, adv.
pron: The pronunciations (ˈnʌp tʃu əl) and (ˈnʌp ʃu əl) reinforced by analogy with words like mutual and actual, are not considered standard.

nuptial

- From Latin nuptiae, "wedding," from nubere, "to marry."
See also related terms for wedding.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nuptial - of or relating to a weddingnuptial - of or relating to a wedding; "bridal procession"; "nuptial day"; "spousal rites"; "wedding cake"; "marriage vows"

nuptial

adjective
1. marital, wedding, wedded, bridal, matrimonial, conjugal, connubial, hymeneal (poetic) He had referred to the room as the nuptial chamber.
plural noun
1. wedding, marriage, matrimony, espousal (archaic) couples who never go near a church but insist on their nuptials being celebrated with a traditional church ceremony

nuptial

adjective
Of, relating to, or typical of marriage:
noun
The act or ceremony by which two people become husband and wife.Often used in plural:
bridal, espousal, marriage, spousal (often used in plural), wedding.
Translations
زَواجي، زِفافي، عُرْسي
svatební
bryllups-
avioliittohäät
lakodalmi
brúîkaups-
vedybų
kāzu-laulību-
evliliğe ait

nuptial

[ˈnʌpʃəl] ADJnupcial

nuptial

[ˈnʌpʃəl] adjnuptial(e)

nuptial

adj blissehelich; nuptial celebrationsHochzeitsfeier f; nuptial vowsEhegelöbnis ntor -gelübde nt; the nuptial day (hum)der Hochzeitstag
n nuptials
pl (hum, liter) the nuptialsdie Hochzeit f

nuptial

[ˈnʌpʃl] adjnuziale

nuptial

(ˈnapʃəl) adjective
of marriage.
References in classic literature ?
Her bridal adornments, it is true, at first caused some little dismay, having painted and anointed herself for the occasion according to the Chinook toilet; by dint, however, of copious ablutions, she was freed from all adventitious tint and fragrance, and entered into the nuptial state, the cleanest princess that had ever been known, of the somewhat unctuous tribe of the Chinooks.
When a family is complete, it consists of freemen and slaves; but as in every subject we should begin with examining into the smallest parts of which it consists, and as the first and smallest parts of a family are the master and slave, the husband and wife, the father and child, let us first inquire into these three, what each of them may be, and what they ought to be; that is to say, the herile, the nuptial, and the paternal.
Nuptial love maketh mankind; friendly love perfecteth it; but wanton love corrupteth, and embaseth it.
To begin with, he would have the great goodness to observe that there were love-gifts, and there were nuptial gifts.
That alone was enough to inspire me to victory over even greater odds, and I verily believe that I should have bested the entire roomful of yellow warriors that day in the nuptial chamber of the palace at Kadabra had not interruption come to my aid.
sighed the sage of Craig Fernie, "it's a short life wi' that nuptial business, and a merry one
It may have been an hour after the Major's departure from the Colonel's house--Sir Michael was sleeping the sleep of the just; Glorvina had arranged her black ringlets in the innumerable little bits of paper, in which it was her habit to confine them; Lady O'Dowd, too, had gone to her bed in the nuptial chamber, on the ground-floor, and had tucked her musquito curtains round her fair form, when the guard at the gates of the Commanding-Officer's compound beheld Major Dobbin, in the moonlight, rushing towards the house with a swift step and a very agitated countenance, and he passed the sentinel and went up to the windows of the Colonel's bedchamber.
No doubt the old cheery publicity is a little embarrassing to the two most concerned, and the old marriage customs, the singing of the bride and bridegroom to their nuptial couch, the frank jests, the country horse-play, must have fretted the souls of many a lover before Shelley, who, it will be remembered, resented the choral celebrations of his Scotch landlord and friends by appearing at his bedroom door with a brace of pistols.
In an instant all was confusion; a thousand drawn swords menaced me from every quarter, and Sab Than sprang upon me with a jeweled dagger he had drawn from his nuptial ornaments.
They showed a due sense of their good fortune, especially when the nuptial presents came to be distributed among the chiefs and relatives, amounting to about one hundred and eighty dollars.
Her mother could not repress her consciousness of the nuptial Vision conjured up by the girl's consent.
Shortly after the nuptials, the Eagle said, "Fly off and bring me back the ostrich you promised me.