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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wed-ing]
    • /ˈwɛd ɪŋ/
    • /ˈwedɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wed-ing]
    • /ˈwɛd ɪŋ/

Definitions of wedding word

  • noun wedding the act or ceremony of marrying; marriage; nuptials. 1
  • noun wedding the anniversary of a marriage, or its celebration: They invited guests to their silver wedding. 1
  • noun wedding the act or an instance of blending or joining, especially opposite or contrasting elements: a perfect wedding of conservatism and liberalism. 1
  • noun wedding Business Slang. a merger. 1
  • adjective wedding of or relating to a wedding: the wedding ceremony; a wedding dress. 1
  • verb with object wedding to marry (another person) in a formal ceremony. 1

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Origin of wedding

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English weddung. See wed, -ing1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Wedding


wedding popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wedding usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wedding

noun wedding

  • marriage — (broadly) any of the diverse forms of interpersonal union established in various parts of the world to form a familial bond that is recognized legally, religiously, or socially, granting the participating partners mutual conjugal rights and responsibilities and including, for example, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, plural marriage, and arranged marriage: Anthropologists say that some type of marriage has been found in every known human society since ancient times. See Word Story at the current entry.
  • nuptials — of or relating to marriage or the marriage ceremony: the nuptial day; nuptial vows.
  • bells — Acton [ak-tuh n] /ˈæk tən/ (Show IPA) pen name of Anne Brontë.
  • bridal — Bridal is used to describe something that belongs or relates to a bride, or to both a bride and her bridegroom.
  • espousal — An act of adopting or supporting a cause, belief, or way of life.

adjective wedding

  • matrimonial — of or relating to matrimony; marital; nuptial; connubial; conjugal.
  • epithalamic — Belonging to, or designed for, an epithalamium.
  • nuptial — of or relating to marriage or the marriage ceremony: the nuptial day; nuptial vows.

Antonyms for wedding

noun wedding

Top questions with wedding

  • what to wear to a wedding?
  • how to plan a wedding?
  • what to write in a wedding card?
  • how to address wedding invitations?

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