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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 ?
True, lad, true," interrupted the impatient old man; "you were about opening your mind more fully on that matter the day you got in, but I did not think it becoming in an old soldier to be talking of nuptial blessings and wedding jokes when the enemies of his king were likely to be unbidden guests at the feast.
Attempting to do so, she thought of those long-past days in a distant land, when he used to emerge at eventide from the seclusion of his study and sit down in the firelight of their home, and in the light of her nuptial smile.
Not the white bull Jupiter swimming away with ravished Europa clinging to his graceful horns; his lovely, leering eyes sideways intent upon the maid; with smooth bewitching fleetness, rippling straight for the nuptial bower in Crete; not Jove, not that great majesty Supreme
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.
Under a tuft of shade that on a green Stood whispering soft, by a fresh Fountain side They sat them down, and after no more toil Of thir sweet Gardning labour then suffic'd To recommend coole ZEPHYR, and made ease More easie, wholsom thirst and appetite More grateful, to thir Supper Fruits they fell, Nectarine Fruits which the compliant boughes Yeilded them, side-long as they sat recline On the soft downie Bank damaskt with flours: The savourie pulp they chew, and in the rinde Still as they thirsted scoop the brimming stream; Nor gentle purpose, nor endearing smiles Wanted, nor youthful dalliance as beseems Fair couple, linkt in happie nuptial League, Alone as they.
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.
It formed part of the nuptial present he made his wife, and it is magnificent.
Various rumors were afloat to the effect that the owners of the Pharaon had promised to attend the nuptial feast; but all seemed unanimous in doubting that an act of such rare and exceeding condescension could possibly be intended.
All ye that love the Maypole, lend your voices to the nuptial song of the Lord and Lady of the May
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.
if you die, the whole affair will be settled without any trouble about notaries and contracts; I shall only have to order a slight mourning dress, which will be much sooner prepared than the nuptial trousseau.
To be sure, there were old Marheyo and Tinor, who seemed to have a sort of nuptial understanding with one another; but for all that, I had sometimes observed a comical-looking old gentleman dressed in a suit of shabby tattooing, who had the audacity to take various liberties with the lady, and that too in the very presence of the old warrior her husband, who looked on as good-naturedly as if nothing was happening.