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newly

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adverb new·ly \ˈnü-lē, ˈnyü-\

Simple Definition of newly

  • : a short time ago

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of newly

  1. 1 :  lately, recently <a newly married couple> <newly affluent>

  2. 2 :  anew, afresh <newly painted>

Examples of newly in a sentence

  1. They are a newly married couple.

  2. That is a newly acquired habit.

  3. Here is where we keep the newly arrived merchandise.

  4. The room is newly painted.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of newly

before 12th century


NEWLY Defined for Kids

newly

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adverb new·ly \ˈnü-lē, ˈnyü-\

Definition of newly for Students

  1. :  not long ago :  recently <a newly elected governor>





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