Bride - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |braɪd|  American pronunciation of the word bride
Brit.  |brʌɪd|  British pronunciation of the word bride


- a woman who has recently been married
- Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523) (syn: bridget, brigid)
- a woman participant in her own marriage ceremony


It is the custom for the bride to wear a white dress on her wedding day.

He made a toast to the bride and groom.

Everyone drank a toast to the bride and groom.

The bride wore a lovely lace wedding gown.

The bride carried a bouquet of white and red roses.

...the bride wore a diaphanous veil...

...back in the days when a bride who was visibly enceinte was a cause for family embarrassment...

...the gossamer veil seemed to float about the bride as she walked down the aisle...

The bride wore a veil with a beaded headpiece.

...the bride will be wearing a flowing veil fastened to a pearl-covered headpiece...

The bride walked down the aisle to the altar.

The bride and groom rode in a limousine from the church to the reception hall. don't see many threesomes at honeymoon resorts, but one bride had brought along her mother... the time the receiving line had ended, the bride and groom's thanks sounded trite and tired...

We don't want the flower girl upstaging the bride.

Word forms

singular: bride
plural: brides
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