- The definition of a nuptial is a wedding.
An example of a nuptial is a wedding ceremony.
A couple celebrating their nuptial.
- of marriage or a wedding
- of or having to do with mating
Origin of nuptialLate Middle English nupcyalle ; from Classical Latin nuptialis ; from nuptiae, marriage ; from nuptus, past participle of nubere, to marry: see nubile
- Of or relating to marriage or the wedding ceremony.
- Of, relating to, or occurring during the mating season: the nuptial plumage of male birds.
Origin of nuptialMiddle English nupcialle, from Old French nuptial, from Latin nūptiālis, from nūptiae, wedding, from nūpta, feminine past participle of nūbere, to take a husband.
(comparative more nuptial, superlative most nuptial)