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wedding ring

noun
1.
a ring, usually of gold, platinum, or silver, given by one partner to the other during a marriage ceremony.
Also called wedding band.
Origin of wedding ring
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • It will be recognized still more than now that all freedom need not be lost after putting on the wedding ring.

  • Her hands were white and exquisitely cared for, and she wore no wedding ring.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • He demands the wedding ring—Heaven only knows why, but so it must have been.

    The Valley of Fear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He then borrows a wedding ring, which he also allows to be freely examined.

    Indian Conjuring L. H. Branson
  • Oh, what I have gone through since you put the wedding ring on my finger!

    The Betrayal of John Fordham B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
British Dictionary definitions for wedding ring

wedding ring

noun
1.
a band ring with parallel sides, typically of precious metal, worn to indicate married status
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