Definition of chuppah in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈKHo͝opə/
Pronunciation: /ˈho͝opə/
(also chuppa)

noun (plural chuppot /ˈKHo͝opōt/ /-ōs/)

A canopy beneath which Jewish marriage ceremonies are performed.
Example sentences
  • Standing under the marriage canopy, the chuppah, surrounded by the faces of my family and the community, I felt the strength of their prayers and blessings.
  • Leah is publicly humiliated and runs away from the chuppah in tears.
  • Our wonderful community made a beautiful chuppah for us that day in our shul.


Late 19th century: from Hebrew ḥuppāh 'cover, canopy'.

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Syllabification: chup·pah

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