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?
Recent Examples on the Web Fellow Americans on board the ship include New York residents Milena Basso and Guy Cerullo, who are on their honeymoon and similarly confined to their room. Erin Schumaker, ABC News, "What life is like under novel coronavirus quarantine," 13 Feb. 2020 National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver quipped at the league’s subsequent annual sales meeting in Miami that Welts was there on his honeymoon, garnering good-natured laughs from other team executives. Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, "Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts marries longtime boyfriend: ‘We made history’," 17 Jan. 2020 Seki, who just got married back in October, goes to Guam on his honeymoon. Billboard Japan, Billboard, "Japan's King Gnu Documents Private Lives in New Video, 'Teenager Forever': Watch," 17 Jan. 2020 The passengers included an Israeli couple on their honeymoon, a New York sports reporter and a New Yorker who later became a billionaire. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "How a Canadian region became the capital of kindness and an unlikely tourist destination," 1 Oct. 2019 Welts and Gage are planning a honeymoon in Spain after the Warriors’ season is over, which, let’s face it, is likely to be far sooner than in previous years. Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, "Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts marries longtime boyfriend: ‘We made history’," 17 Jan. 2020 And now, Duff is giving fans a look at her enviable honeymoon, which includes some stunning views of South Africa. Glamour, "Hilary Duff Had the Most Stunning Safari Honeymoon in South Africa," 12 Jan. 2020 Meanwhile, Hilary is currently enjoying her honeymoon in South Africa along with husband Matthew Koma, while gearing up to reprise her fan-favorite role on the Disney+ Lizzie McGuire reboot. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Fans Think Hilary Duff and Victoria Pedretti Are Celebrity Lookalikes," 11 Jan. 2020 This season, too, Swinney’s honeymoon with the news media came to an abrupt end. New York Times, "Dabo Swinney Has a Vision to Sell You," 10 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of honeymoon was in 1546

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18 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Honeymoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeymoon. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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.

Other Words from honeymoon

honeymooner noun

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