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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.
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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
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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.
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nuptial

- From Latin nuptiae, "wedding," from nubere, "to marry."
See also related terms for wedding.
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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"
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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
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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.
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Translations
زَواجي، زِفافي، عُرْسي
svatební
bryllups-
avioliittohäät
lakodalmi
brúîkaups-
vedybų
kāzu-laulību-
evliliğe ait

nuptial

[ˈnʌpʃəl] ADJnupcial
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nuptial

[ˈnʌpʃəl] adjnuptial(e)
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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
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nuptial

[ˈnʌpʃl] adjnuziale
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nuptial

(ˈnapʃəl) adjective
of marriage.
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Female feeding regime and polyandry in the nuptially feeding nursery web spider, Pisaura mirabilis.
Sexual conflict over spermatophore attachment in a nuptially feeding cricket.
For instance they are almost nuptially passionate about seafood while, to the best of my knowledge, very few people in Britain have ever married a fish.