Definition of chuppah in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈxʊpə
(also chuppa)

noun (plural chuppot /ˈxʊpəʊt/)

  • A canopy beneath which Jewish marriage ceremonies are performed.
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    • 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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