Definition of chuppah in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈxʊpə/
(also chuppa)

noun (plural chuppot /ˈxʊpəʊt/)

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'.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.