- of, for, or pertaining to a bride or a wedding: a bridal gown.
- a wedding.
- Archaic. a wedding feast.
Origin of bridal
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Examples from the Web for bridal
In reality, prison weddings look nothing like the fairy tales depicted on TV and in bridal magazines.Saying Yes to the Dress—Behind Bars
December 8, 2014
Vogue editor Anna Wintour was spotted in a water taxi with the bridal party on Friday night as they disembarked at the Aman Hotel.In Run-Up to Wedding of George & Amal, Celebs and Paparazzi Stir Up the Canals of Venice
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 27, 2014
How would you like the pop princess to show up unexpectedly at your bridal shower?Taylor Swift’s Surprise, Comic Flight Attendant, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
April 20, 2014
The dress looks like it belongs in the Derelicte bridal collection, not on the red carpet.Hollywood's Morning After: Emma Watson’s Pants and More
January 13, 2014
Even so distant, I can taste the grief, / Bitter and sharp with stalks, he made you gulp…Where bridal London bows the other way.Viva Hate: Inside the World of Morrissey
December 23, 2013
It had always been so on this anniversary of their bridal night.
Gilberte is in her bridal attire, but without wreath and veil.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
Join with me, then, in prayerful outpourings that we may be found as those in bridal array.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Shadow which lurks in every bridal lamp had become the Spectre of the bedchamber.
He was confessing him, giving him advice about the bridal night!
- of or relating to a bride or a wedding; nuptial
- obsolete a wedding or wedding feast
Old English brӯdealu, literally: "bride ale", that is, wedding feast
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Word Origin and History for bridal
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