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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A song in celebration of a wedding; an epithalamium.

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  • n. A song or poem in honour of a bride and bridegroom about to be married

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  • n. A song in celebration of a marriage.

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  • n. a song in celebration of a marriage

Etymologies

pro-2 + Greek epithalamion, epithalamium; see epithalamium.
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  • Term coined by Edmund Spenser for the title of his poem celebrating the weddings of Katherine and Elizabeth Somerset in 1596. It is based upon epithalamion, this term meaning "before the bridal chamber".

    September 16, 2009