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wedding

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɛdɪŋ
 
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Definition of wedding in English:

noun

A marriage ceremony, especially considered as including the associated celebrations.
Example sentences
  • It is consumed almost exclusively by men in the evening or at celebrations such as weddings.
  • Dance is an essential part of many celebrations such as weddings and coronations.
  • There are two big celebrity weddings looming - and both of them on the same day.
Synonyms
marriage, marriage ceremony, wedding ceremony, nuptial ceremony, marriage service, wedding service, marriage rites, wedding rites, nuptials, union
archaic espousal(s)

Origin

Old English weddung (see wed, -ing1).

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