silver wedding

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Etymology[edit]

1845, silver +‎ wedding, a calque of German Silberhochzeit.

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silver wedding (plural silver weddings)

  1. A celebration to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of a marriage.
    • 1845, Arthur Hugh Clough, Ambarvalia: Poems, London: Chapman and Hall [1849], p 28:
      The Silver Wedding! on some pensive ear / From towers remote as sound the silvery bells, / To-day from one far unforgotten year / A silvery faint memorial music swells.

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  • silver (adj., sense of 25th anniversary, applied generally)

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