hon·​ey·​moon | \ ˈhə-nē-ˌmün How to pronounce honeymoon (audio) \

Definition of honeymoon

1 : a period of harmony immediately following marriage
2 : a period of unusual harmony especially following the establishment of a new relationship
3 : a trip or vacation taken by a newly married couple

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Other Words from honeymoon

honeymoon intransitive verb
honeymooner noun

Examples of honeymoon in a Sentence

Where are you going on your honeymoon?

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Kevin MazurGetty Images According to an exclusive by Page Six, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are now on their honeymoon in West Hollywood. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Cutest Couple Ever Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner Are Reportedly on Their Honeymoon," 3 May 2019 My first official day on the job was his first day back from the honeymoon. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "How John F. Kennedy, Jr. Planned His Secret Wedding to Carolyn Bessette in the George Offices," 11 Apr. 2019 The question looming over Pompeo a day after his swearing-in: How long can the honeymoon last? Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg.com, "For Pompeo, Senate Confirmation Was the Easy Part," 27 Apr. 2018 He was detained at the request of Bahrain relayed through Interpol upon his arrival in Bangkok in November while on a honeymoon with his wife. Rod Mcguirk, The Seattle Times, "Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia," 12 Feb. 2019 Ilaria Santeramo was planning to go to Buenos Aires on a one-month honeymoon with her husband. Robert Wall, WSJ, "U.K. Airport Remains Closed After Drones Disrupt Travel," 20 Dec. 2018 And Sheldon and Amy's honeymoon, with trips to Legoland and New York City, is also in the mix. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Is There a Chance for a Big Bang Theory Spin-Off?," 22 Sep. 2018 While Meghan has recently returned from her honeymoon with Prince Harry, having gotten married on May 19, 2018, Princess Diana made her debut at Trooping the Colour on June 13, 1981. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's First Trooping the Colour Compared to Princess Diana's," 10 June 2018 For her first engagement after her honeymoon with Prince Harry, Meghan opted for pale pink, off-the-shoulder Carolina Hererraensemble with a matching Philip Treacy hat. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How Meghan Markle's First Trooping the Colour Outfit Compares to Kate's," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of honeymoon

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for honeymoon

from the idea that the first month of marriage is the sweetest

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English Language Learners Definition of honeymoon

: a trip or vacation taken by a newly married couple
: a pleasant period of time at the start of something (such as a relationship or a politician's term in office) when people are happy, are working with each other, etc.


hon·​ey·​moon | \ ˈhə-nē-ˌmün How to pronounce honeymoon (audio) \

Kids Definition of honeymoon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a trip taken by a recently married couple
2 : a period of harmony especially just after marriage


honeymooned; honeymooning

Kids Definition of honeymoon (Entry 2 of 2)

: to go on a trip right after marrying They honeymooned in Europe.

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honeymooner noun

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