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

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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 Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk celebrated their secret wedding with the honeymoon adventure of our dreams. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Gwyneth Paltrow's European Honeymoon," 9 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, Jo and Alex’s honeymoon doesn’t go exactly as planned. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "How and When to Watch and Stream the New Season of 'Grey’s Anatomy'," 27 Sep. 2018 Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber may not have gotten married yet, but that hasn’t stopped them from experiencing what would be an incredible honeymoon. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber Spend Vacation in Private Italian Villa," 22 Sep. 2018 Andrew and Sarah then left for their honeymoon to the Azores, which also included a five-day sail on the royal yacht, Britannia. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "A Complete Timeline of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's Relationship," 8 Oct. 2018 Tesla Crane, heiress to the Crane fortune, and Shalmanseer Steward, a retired private detective, are on their honeymoon cruise from Earth to Mars. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Return to an alternate history space race with two new Lady Astronaut novels," 18 Sep. 2018 Allie Nyquist and her husband got a United card this year, hoping to use their sign-up miles for their honeymoon in Tahiti. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Airlines Cash In on Loyalty Credit Cards," 27 Aug. 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 \

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.

Other Words from honeymoon

honeymooner noun

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