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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Her parents, because of a train that was late getting to the docks at Queensland, Ireland, were unable to board the ship that would take them on what would have been their honeymoon voyage to New York City. Marvin Pave, BostonGlobe.com, "Virginia Gill, 92, longtime Globe ad-taker for classified section," 28 June 2018 According to the report, the total includes the engagement ring, the ceremony/reception, and the honeymoon, with the ceremony/reception taking up the bulk of the cost at an average of $27,000. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "What it costs to get married in Texas," 8 June 2018 The honeymoon plane request -- for a nine-day itinerary that included stops in Scotland, France and Italy -- was among the records released Thursday. Gregory Wallace, CNN, "Photos and documents from Secretary Mnuchin's Fort Knox trip released," 18 May 2018 Among the prizes beyond the wedding ceremony: a night in the Cinderella Castle suite and a honeymoon trip to England and France. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney: Contest winners tie knot on live TV, in front of Cinderella Castle," 10 May 2018 The honeymoon has led to uneasy negotiations with city officials and new rules to restrict their presence. Anna-sofia Lesiv, The Seattle Times, "The cutthroat turf war behind the race to charge Bay Area electric scooters," 10 July 2018 The honeymoon, however, ended this winter, when the Yankees acquired slugger Giancarlo Stanton in a deal with the Miami Marlins. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Sorry, Baseball: The Evil Empire Is Back," 28 June 2018 An Israeli couple on a honeymoon cruise aboard a cruise ship that departed from Fort Lauderdale were involved in a zip-line accident that left one dead in Honduras last week, the Miami Herald reports. Chabeli Herrera, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Honeymooner cruising from Lauderdale killed in zipline mishap," 9 July 2018 My most terrifying road trip was on my honeymoon in 2007. Donna Bulseco, WSJ, "The Great American Road Trip Goes Luxe—For Better or Worse," 12 July 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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the setting in which something occurs

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