Definition of connubial in English:


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  • Relating to marriage or the relationship of a married couple; conjugal.

    ‘their connubial bed’
    • ‘His armpits start smelling of meat; he becomes an urban caveman, forever subjecting Russia to ‘the detailed exaction of his connubial rights’.’
    • ‘For all its white heat, in other words, the sur-reality of Friday Night left me alone in the earthbound darkness, coolly and contractively contemplating the state of my own connubial bond.’
    • ‘How did one make domestic routine sound like connubial bliss when the highlight of my day had been the hour my partner and I spent together in the garden admiring our new roses?’
    • ‘The poem's third stanza clinches the argument by celebrating the joy of connubial bliss,’
    • ‘If you plan to spend north of $10,000 on your honeymoon, the Caribbean is rife with experiences that will enrich your entree to connubial life.’
    matrimonial, marital, marriage, wedding, conjugal, connubial, bridal



/kəˈn(y)o͞obēəl/ /kəˈn(j)ubiəl/


Mid 17th century from Latin connubialis, from connubium ‘marriage’, from con- ‘with’ + nubere ‘marry’.