honeymoon

noun
hon·​ey·​moon | \ ˈhə-nē-ˌmün \

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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Joshua Kusher and Karlie Kloss are finally on their honeymoon, following their October wedding. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner Are on a Honeymoon Safari in South Africa," 27 Dec. 2018 But his wife also vanished on their second honeymoon only to return years later, pregnant with another man's baby and claiming to have time-travelled to the 18th century. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "What Tobias Menzies's Return to Outlander Reveals About Frank Randall," 17 Dec. 2018 Jerry Helms, 86, was on his honeymoon on a barrier island off the North Carolina coast when Hazel hit on the evening of Oct. 14, 1954. Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News, "Hurricane Florence packs once-in-a-generation punch for Carolinas," 11 Sep. 2018 Weeks earlier, newlyweds Brandon and Megan Schumacher had been on their honeymoon, snorkeling in the area, when Brandon lost the band. Maria Carter, Woman's Day, "Newlyweds Get Lost Wedding Ring Back Thanks to What Was Inscribed Inside," 1 Aug. 2016 Jerry Helms, 86, was on his honeymoon on a barrier island off the North Carolina coast when Hazel hit on the evening of Oct. 14, 1954. Emery P. Dalesio, The Seattle Times, "Florence could hit with punch not seen in more than 60 years," 10 Sep. 2018 An Irish man on honeymoon in Greece has also been reported missing, reports The Guardian. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Wildfires in Greece Kill Dozens Near Athens," 25 July 2018 For dessert, there was cake, cookies, and donuts, and after the last dance under the stars, the newlyweds cruised off to their honeymoon suite at a classic downtown hotel in a ’64 Ford Galaxie. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "This Couple Married at Their Fantasy Location: A 70-Acre Farm in Minnesota," 16 Nov. 2018 The 5,000-square-foot house was also the honeymoon pad of Elvis and Priscilla Presley for one year in 1967. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Midcentury honeymoon crash pad of Elvis and Priscilla Presley wants $3.2M," 16 Oct. 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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honeymoon

noun

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.

honeymoon

noun
hon·​ey·​moon | \ ˈhə-nē-ˌmün \

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

honeymoon

verb
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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