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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmat.ɹɪ.mə.ni/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmæt.ɹɪˌmoʊ.ni/
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- Hyphenation: mat‧ri‧mo‧ny
- (uncountable) Marriage; the state of being married.
- 1549 March 7, Thomas Cranmer [et al.], compilers, The Booke of the Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacramentes, […], London: […] Edowardi Whitchurche […], →OCLC:
- If either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, ye do now confess it.
- 1920 April, F[rancis] Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise, New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, →OCLC, book II (The Education of a Personage), page 255:
- […] you can play around with girls without being involved in meshes of sentiment, and you can do anything and be justified—and here am I with the brains to do everything, yet tied to the sinking ship of future matrimony.
- (countable) The ceremony of marriage.
- (uncountable) A particular solitaire card game using two decks of cards.
marriage or the state of being married — see also marriage
marriage ceremony — see also wedding