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betrothal

Line breaks: be|troth¦al
Pronunciation: /bɪˈtrəʊð(ə)l
 
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Definition of betrothal in English:

noun

[mass noun] dated
Formal engagement to be married; engagement.
Example sentences
  • Hey, I've arranged a lot of betrothals, you can't expect me to remember each one!
  • Food is important at ceremonial occasions such as naming ceremonies, betrothals, marriages, and deaths.
  • She had seemed so girlish, chattering on about clothes and gossiping about the recent betrothals.
Synonyms
engagement, betrothment, marriage contract;
Frenchfiançailles
archaic plighting of one's troth, espousal, affiance, affiancing, handfast

Words that rhyme with betrothal

Ethellethalbrothel

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