Saturday, October 04, 2003
nuptial adjective [NUHP-shuhl; -chuhl] Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, "nuptial rites and ceremonies."
Definitions for nuptial
- Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, "nuptial rites and ceremonies."
- Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the mating season.
- Marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; -- usually used in the plural.
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Citations for nuptial
The couple entered the town of Chalons, stopping on the way to listen to a concert (which must have been torture for Monsieur, who had no ear for music) and then heard a nuptial blessing from the Bishop.
Angela remembered vividly the mild indecorousness of the occasion -- not the usual nuptial jollity, but an oddly irreverent atmosphere, light and ungrateful.