Etymology
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bridal (adj.)

"belonging to a bride or a wedding," c. 1200, transferred use of noun bridal "wedding feast," Old English brydealo "marriage feast," from bryd ealu, literally "bride ale" (see bride + ale); the second element later was confused with suffix -al (1), especially after c. 1600. Bridal-suite is from 1857.

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Definitions of bridal
1
bridal (adj.)
of or relating to a wedding;
bridal procession
Synonyms: nuptial / spousal
bridal (adj.)
of or pertaining to a bride;
bridal gown
2
bridal (n.)
archaic terms for a wedding or wedding feast;
Synonyms: espousal
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