Definition of mariage blanc in English:

mariage blanc

nounPlural mariages blancs

  • An unconsummated marriage.

    • ‘After taking the name Bert Savoy, he contracted a mariage blanc with a chorus girl and they came to New York as Savoy & Savoy. ...’
    • ‘In a mariage blanc of convenience (for her), he married Thomas Mann's daughter Erika, giving her instant American citizenship and thus saving her from the Nazis.’
    • ‘‘The discreet go-betweens are said to be asking members of other royal families and carefully vetted socialites if they might be interested in ‘un mariage blanc.’’


French, literally ‘white marriage’.


mariage blanc

/ˌmarɪɑːʒ ˈblɒ̃//maʀjaʒ blɑ̃/