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bridal

[ brahyd-l ]
/ ˈbraɪd l /
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adjective
of, for, or pertaining to a bride or a wedding: a bridal gown.
noun
a wedding.
Archaic. a wedding feast.
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Origin of bridal

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, adverbpre·brid·al, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bridal

bridal , bridle
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British Dictionary definitions for bridal

bridal
/ (ˈbraɪdəl) /

adjective
of or relating to a bride or a wedding; nuptial
noun
obsolete a wedding or wedding feast

Word Origin for bridal

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