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arranged marriage

Definition of Arranged Marriage

(noun) A marriage between two or more people planned by another individual or group.

Example of Arranged Marriage

Arranged Marriage Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ar·ranged mar·riage

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /uhr-rAYnjd mAIR-ij/
  • British English – /uh-rAYnjd mAr-ij/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /əˈreɪnʤd ˈmɛrɪʤ/
  • British English – /əˈreɪnʤd ˈmærɪʤ/

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Cite the Definition of Arranged Marriage

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “arranged marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 27, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/arranged-marriage/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

arranged marriage. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/arranged-marriage/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “arranged marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 27, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/arranged-marriage/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“arranged marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Feb. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/arranged-marriage/>.