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Definition of "bridal" []

  • A marriage ceremony; a wedding. (noun)
  • Of or relating to a bride or a marriage ceremony; nuptial. (adjective)
  • Designed for a bride or a newly married couple: a bridal shop; the hotel's bridal suite. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bridal" in a sentence
  • "The old du Lac aunts at Rhinebeck had put their house at the disposal of the bridal couple, with a readiness inspired by the prospect of spending a week in New York with Mrs. Archer; and Archer, glad to escape the usual “bridal suite” in a Philadelphia or Baltimore hotel, had accepted with an equal alacrity."
  • "Nearly every season I note what I call the bridal day of summer -- a white, lucid, shining day, with a delicate veil of mist softening all outlines."
  • "I could recover myself into any composure for thinking, the maid came in with her mistress's service, and a small silver orringer of what she called a bridal posset, and desired me to eat it as I went to bed, which consequently I did, and felt immediately a heat, a fire run like a hue-and-cry through every part of my body; I burnt, I glowed, and wanted even little of wishing for any man."