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wedding-cake

[wed-ing-keyk] /ˈwɛd ɪŋˌkeɪk/
adjective
1.
highly ornate or overly elaborate:
wedding-cake architecture.
Origin of wedding-cake
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80

wedding cake

noun
1.
a white cake, traditionally in tiered layers, covered with white icing and decorated.
2.
(in England) a fruit cake, similar in appearance.
Origin
First recorded in 1640-50
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Examples from the Web for wedding-cake
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  • He would be saying, "I will eat my wedding-cake and keep it."

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • It was going to be very dark and rich, something like a wedding-cake.

    If You Touch Them They Vanish Gouverneur Morris
  • "Well, a wedding-cake's the next thing after the bride," she answered.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • That wedding-cake took the tart away from anything I've ever seen.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • But the Norwegian wedding-cake was the pride of its nation, amongst them all.

    The Retrospect

    Ada Cambridge
  • wedding-cake and wine were brought in, and it was Molly's duty to serve them out.

    Wives and Daughters

    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Yes, the almond on the top of wedding-cakes—her wedding-cake—it was exactly that smell.

    The Rubicon E. F. Benson
  • It was the most wonderful thing, and it had come off her wedding-cake.

    The Chronicles of Rhoda

    Florence Tinsley Cox
  • He chattered about the service, the champagne, the wedding-cake, the behaviour of the guests.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • Rowe, in his Happy Village , says the wedding-cake now through the ring was led.

    Finger-Ring Lore William Jones
British Dictionary definitions for wedding-cake

wedding cake

noun
1.
a rich fruit cake, with one, two, or more tiers, covered with almond paste and decorated with royal icing, which is served at a wedding reception
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