Meaning of “wedding” in the English Dictionary

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"wedding" in British English

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weddingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwed.ɪŋ/ us /ˈwed.ɪŋ/

B1 a marriage ceremony and any celebrations such as a meal or a party that follow it:

Do you know the date of Caroline and Matthew's wedding?
It was their 25th wedding anniversary last week.

More examples

  • Are your family coming over from Greece for the wedding?
  • I got completely drunk at my sister's wedding.
  • They haven't yet settled when the wedding is going to be.
  • The wedding's off - she's decided she's too young to settle down.
  • We always celebrate our wedding anniversary with a bottle of champagne.

(Definition of “wedding” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wedding" in American English

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weddingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈwed·ɪŋ/

a ceremony in which two people marry:

Rosie’s wedding is in July.
She had an elegant wedding dress.

(Definition of “wedding” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)