1550s, from nuptial, from Latinnūptiālis (“pertaining to marriage”), from nūptiae (“wedding”) (note that this is also plural only), from nupta, from nūbō (“I marry, I take as husband”) from Proto-Indo-European*sneubho- (“to marry, to wed”).
Cognate to French noces, Italian nozze.
Nuptials Sentence Examples
"The nuptials of our great Quixote and the fair Sophia," and Granville's ostentatious performance of the part of lover, were ridiculed by Horace Walpole.
In 1613 Donne contributed to the Lachrymae lachrymarum an obscure and frigid elegy on the death of the prince of Wales, and wrote his famous Marriage Song for St Valentine's Day to celebrate the nuptials of the elector palatine with the princess Elizabeth.
Browsing pictures of winter weddings can be helpful to brides planning cold-weather nuptials.