Definition of wedding in English:

wedding

noun

  • A marriage ceremony, especially considered as including the associated celebrations.

    • ‘Well, I've got two weddings to go to this May, so I think I'm going to need a new suit!’
    • ‘It is consumed almost exclusively by men in the evening or at celebrations such as weddings.’
    • ‘The hall is hired out for conferences, weddings and parties, and can hold up to 400 people.’
    • ‘The number of overseas weddings has increased by 55 per cent in the last five years.’
    • ‘There are two big celebrity weddings looming - and both of them on the same day.’
    • ‘Smaller weddings are becoming more and more popular with couples who are having much more of a say in how they want the day to go.’
    • ‘Dance is an essential part of many celebrations such as weddings and coronations.’
    • ‘We officiate at weddings, we help bury the dead, we counsel families with problems and we visit the sick.’
    • ‘Even with weddings, friends have told me that loads of people don't reply, and they have to chase them.’
    • ‘Normal lives are a patchwork of work, leisure, holidays, weddings, and other life events.’
    • ‘We went to a few weddings around that time, and no-one ever mentioned that it might not last.’
    • ‘Parish councillors have now agreed to form a group to look at the pros and cons of letting the chapel be used for weddings.’
    • ‘There is even a private room for small parties, conferences or weddings.’
    • ‘These outfits are worn only for special occasions such as weddings and festivals.’
    • ‘The hotel was very popular for weddings from all over Galway and further afield.’
    • ‘Since the contest she has sung at various weddings and continues to get requests to perform.’
    • ‘The trend for extravagant weddings is expected to continue in the years to come.’
    • ‘Canada would join Belgium and the Netherlands as the only countries allowing gay and lesbian weddings.’
    • ‘But more than all that, weddings are symbolic of new beginnings and a bright future.’
    • ‘So, celebrities spend a lot of money on their weddings, perhaps, but does this mean that we have to?’
    marriage, marriage ceremony, wedding ceremony, nuptial ceremony, marriage service, wedding service, marriage rites, wedding rites, matrimony, holy matrimony, nuptials, union
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Origin

Old English weddung (see wed, -ing).

Pronunciation

wedding

/ˈwɛdɪŋ/