Meaning of “bride-to-be” in the English Dictionary

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"bride-to-be" in English

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bride-to-benoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbraɪd.təˈbiː/ us /ˌbraɪd.təˈbiː/ plural brides-to-be

Examples from literature

  • But his eyes returned to his bride-to-be, from whom he removed his gaze with reluctance to-night. 
  • Everybody congratulates him and offers the bride-to-be good wishes for her happiness. 
  • Now, as you can imagine, in the morning there was a great uproar in the palace when it was discovered that the Prince's beautiful bride-to-be had disappeared. 
  • The bride-to-be was young and quite pretty. 
  • When he returned to his sitting-room he found his bride-to-be arranging her hat at the old mirror which had reflected her before. 

(Definition of “bride-to-be” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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