Definition of bridal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbraɪdl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraɪdl//
[only before noun] The fashion world, Marriage
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connected with a bride or a wedding a bridal gown the bridal party (= the bride and the bridegroom and the people helping them at their wedding, sometimes used to refer only to the bride and those helping her) a bridal suite (= a set of rooms in a hotel for a couple who have just got married) (North American English) a bridal shower (= a party for a woman who will get married soon) See related entries: The fashion world, Marriage Word Originlate Middle English: from Old English brȳd-ealu ‘wedding feast’, from brȳd ‘bride’ + ealu ‘ale-drinking’. Since the late 16th cent., the word has been associated with adjectives ending in -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bridal