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Wordnet 3.0


1. of or relating to a wedding;
- Example: "bridal procession"
- Example: "nuptial day"
- Example: "spousal rites"
- Example: "wedding cake"
- Example: "marriage vows"
[syn: bridal, nuptial, spousal]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nuptial \Nup"tial\, n.; pl. Nuptials (n[u^]p"shalz). Marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; -- now only in the plural. [1913 Webster] Celebration of that nuptial, which We two have sworn shall come. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Preparations . . . for the approaching nuptials. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nuptial \Nup"tial\ (n[u^]p"shal), a. [L. nuptialis, fr. nuptiae marriage, wedding, fr. nubere, nuptum, prop., to cover, to veil, hence, to marry, as the head of the bride was covered with a veil; cf. Gr. ? bride, nymph: cf. F. nuptial.] Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, nuptial rites and ceremonies. [1913 Webster] Then, all in heat, They light the nuptial torch. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nuptial adj 1: of or relating to a wedding; "bridal procession"; "nuptial day"; "spousal rites"; "wedding cake"; "marriage vows" [syn: bridal, nuptial, spousal]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "nuptial": amorous, bridal, carnal, conjugal, connubial, epithalamic, erogenic, erogenous, erotic, erotogenic, fleshly, gamic, heterosexual, husbandly, hymeneal, libidinal, marital, married, matrimonial, oversexed, potent, procreative, sensual, sex, sexed, sexlike, sexual, sexy, spousal, straight, undersexed, venereal, voluptuous, wedded, wedding, wifely