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white wedding

noun

a wedding in which the bride wears a traditional white dress; also, a wedding for a virgin bride

Examples

The tradition of a white wedding is commonly credited to Queen Victoria's choice to wear a white wedding dress at her wedding to Prince Albert.

Word Origin

1949

Usage Note

nonformal

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  • A white wedding cake means a white thing and so no more left in the bottle, no more water grows.

    Geography and Plays Gertrude Stein
  • But towards morning he saw Mentine as he had seen her last in her white wedding gown and veil.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • She had put on her white wedding gown and her lace veil and one of her satin slippers—the other lay on the dressing-table.

    Tales from Dickens Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Any light, delicate colour may be worn; but a woman has only one white wedding and one bridal veil in her life.

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