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nuptial

Pronunciation: /ˈnʌpʃəl/

Translation of nuptial in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [formal or hum] [ceremony] nupcial [formal]; [mass] de esponsales [formal]
    Example sentences
    • As far as I know, nobody has ever been injured or killed during a gay wedding - though what happens after nuptial bliss subsides, who can say?
    • Interestingly, I have thought about where I would go for my honeymoon, and when that time of nuptial bliss comes along, I have always thought I would make it Jamaica.
    • Away from the mundane rituals, the couple preferred to plant tree saplings at the Pudupettai area in Salem city to mark their entry into the life of nuptial bliss.
    1.2 [Zoology/Zoología] [dance/flight] nupcial
    Example sentences
    • The males develop nuptial coloration consisting of red-colored fins and eyes.
    • This specimen is an adult male in very high nuptial plumage, and is No.3002 of my register.
    • Scientists have found that, even in the animal kingdom, males hand out so-called nuptial gifts that seem to be worthless.

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