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huppah

or chuppah

[khoo p-uh, khoo p-ah, hoo p-uh] /ˈxʊp ə, ˈxʊp ɑ, ˈhʊp ə/
noun
1.
a canopy under which the Jewish marriage ceremony is performed.
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British Dictionary definitions for chuppah

chuppah

/ˈhʊpə/
noun (Judaism)
1.
the canopy under which a marriage is performed
2.
the wedding ceremony as distinct from the celebration
Word Origin
from Hebrew

huppah

/ˈhʊpə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of chuppah
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