) < Latin nuptiālis,
equivalent to nupti
) marriage, wedding, derivative of nubēre
to marry (of a woman); cf. nubile
nuptially, adverbquasi-nuptial, adjective
The pronunciations [nuhp-choo-uh l] /ˈnʌp tʃu əl/ Show IPA
and [nuhp-shoo-uh l] /ˈnʌp ʃu əl/ by analogy with such words as mutual and actual, are not considered standard.