noun (plural chuppot /ˈKHo͝opōt/ /-ōs/)
A canopy beneath which Jewish marriage ceremonies are performed.
- 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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