Hochzeit

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German hōchzīt, hōchgezīt, from (only plural) hōhūn gizīti (high celebration).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɔxˌt͡saɪ̯t/

Noun[edit]

Hochzeit f (genitive Hochzeit, plural Hochzeiten)

  1. wedding, marriage (a ceremony in which people are married and/or a celebration thereof)
    Die Hochzeit der Oscar-Preisträgerin war tagelang Hauptthema in der Klatschpresse.
    The Oscar award winner’s wedding was the main topic of the yellow press for days.
  2. (card games, in Doppelkopf) Both queens of clubs; used in a player’s announcement that they were dealt both queens of clubs and that the first player to win a non-trump trick will join their side
    Ich hab Hochzeit. Der erste Fehl geht mit.
    I have both queens of clubs. The first non-trump joins me.

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Etymology 2[edit]

hoch (high) +‎ Zeit (time)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhoːxˌt͡saɪ̯t/

Noun[edit]

Hochzeit f (genitive Hochzeit, plural Hochzeiten)

  1. heyday, height
    Es war die Hochzeit der Azteken.
    It was the heyday of the Aztecs.

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