bridal

[ brahyd-l ]
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adjective
  1. of, for, or pertaining to a bride or a wedding: a bridal gown.

noun
  1. a wedding.

  2. Archaic. a wedding feast.

Origin of bridal

1
before 1100; Middle English bridale wedding feast, Old English brȳdealu, equivalent to brȳdbride1 + ealuale, i.e., ale-drinking; now taken as bride1 + -al1

Other words from bridal

  • brid·al·ly, adverb
  • pre·brid·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bridal

bridal

/ (ˈbraɪdəl) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to a bride or a wedding; nuptial

noun
  1. obsolete a wedding or wedding feast

Origin of bridal

1
Old English brӯdealu, literally: "bride ale", that is, wedding feast

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