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 brédealo bréd bride ; see bride . ealu ale ; see ale .
Old English brȳdealo (“wedding ale; wedding feast”). The attributive use was strengthened by association with bride + -al.