Archaic a wedding
Origin of bridalMiddle English bridale ; from Old English bryd ealu, bride ale, marriage feast ; from bryd, bride + ealu, ale
- of a bride
- of a wedding
A marriage ceremony; a wedding.
- Of or relating to a bride or a marriage ceremony; nuptial.
- Designed for a bride or a newly married couple: a bridal shop; the hotel's bridal suite.
Origin of bridalMiddle English bridale, wedding, wedding feast, from Old English br&ymacron;dealo : br&ymacron;d, bride; see bride + ealu, ale; see ale.
Old English brȳdealo (“wedding ale; wedding feast”). The attributive use was strengthened by association with bride + -al.