Definition of betrothed in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈtrōT͟Hd/
Pronunciation: /bəˈtrôTHd/


(one's betrothed)
The person to whom one is engaged: how long have you known your betrothed?
More example sentences
  • Alexia turned around and gasped, it was her betrothed, whom she had forgotten about completely.
  • Bassianus, who is already engaged to Lavinia, reclaims his betrothed with the help of Titus' sons.
  • Meanwhile Pam's betrothed, Joe, is also having his own doubts about the day, with matters further complicated by the bridesmaid's heavy-handed attempts to convince Pam that no woman could be blamed for leaving her father.
engaged (to be married), promised/pledged in marriage
literary affianced
archaic plighted, espoused

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Syllabification: be·trothed

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