bridal

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Old English brȳdealo (wedding ale; wedding feast). The attributive use was strengthened by association with bride +‎ -al.

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bridal (plural bridals)

  1. (now archaic) A wedding feast or festival; a wedding.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.10:
      the crowne, which Ariadne wore / Upon her yvory forehead, that same day / That Theseus her unto his bridal bore […].

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bridal (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a bride, or to wedding; nuptial.
    bridal ornaments; a bridal outfit; a bridal chamber

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