From Middle English bridale, from Old English brȳdealo (“wedding ale; wedding feast”); synchronically analyzable as bride + ale. The attributive usage was strengthened by association with bride + -al.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbraɪ.dl̩/
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- (US) enPR: brīd-(ə)l, IPA(key): /ˈbɹaɪd(ə)l/
- Homophone: bridle
- Rhymes: -aɪd(ə)l
bridal (plural bridals)
bridal (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to a bride, or to wedding; nuptial.
- bridal ornaments; a bridal outfit; a bridal chamber
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- Alternative form of