How is the word ‘nuptial’ pronounced?

The ‘u’ in the first syllable sounds like the ‘u’ in ‘cup’, ‘pup’, and ‘cub’; the ‘t’ is pronounced like the ‘sh’ in ‘sheep’, ‘ship’ and ‘show’. The ‘ia’ that follows sounds like the ‘a’ in ‘china’, and the stress is on the first syllable. The word sounds like ‘nupshell’. It is considered rather old fashioned, and is mainly used jocularly to refer to things related to a person’s wedding ceremony.

Example: I had to laugh when the old woman referred to her bedroom as her nuptial chamber.

 Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – August 13, 2007  

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