Definition of connubial in English:

connubial

adjective

literary
  • Relating to marriage or the relationship between a married couple; conjugal:

    ‘their connubial bed’
    • ‘His armpits start smelling of meat; he becomes an urban caveman, forever subjecting Russia to ‘the detailed exaction of his connubial rights’.’
    • ‘How did one make domestic routine sound like connubial bliss when the highlight of my day had been the hour my partner and I spent together in the garden admiring our new roses?’
    • ‘At a time when tabloid headlines and reality TV shows make a nightly travesty of eternal devotion and connubial bliss, queer sweethearts have provided the season's most sincere and sentimental romantic comedy.’
    • ‘Look for ‘scholarly’ studies in the years to come, tracing every blip in the Canadian divorce rate to the gays and their subversive connubial happiness.’
    • ‘For all its white heat, in other words, the sur-reality of Friday Night left me alone in the earthbound darkness, coolly and contractively contemplating the state of my own connubial bond.’
    matrimonial, marital, marriage, wedding, conjugal, connubial, bridal
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin connubialis, from connubium marriage, from con- with + nubere marry.

Pronunciation:

connubial

/kəˈnjuːbɪəl/