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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During Italian Honeymoon In addition to their wedding, the pair have also let fans in on parts of their honeymoon, documenting their romantic getaway to Italy on their respective Instagrams. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Katharine McPhee Shows Off a Whimsical 360 View of Her Custom Zac Posen Wedding Ball Gown," 4 July 2019 Idris Elba and his beautiful wife Sabrina Dohwre brought their love back to Africa, choosing to spend their honeymoon in the stunning Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Paula Rogo, Essence, "EXCLUSIVE: Idris and Sabrina Elba Honeymooned In Safari Bliss At One Of The World's Best Hotels," 6 June 2019 Particularly, the pictures of their honeymoon from December look amazing. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Big Bang Theory' Star Kaley Cuoco Posts Very "Sexy" Instagram With Her Husband," 22 Feb. 2019 How Yuki and Yumea Nakagawa are spending their honeymoon. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "The NBA Honeymooners From Japan: 13 Games in 13 Nights," 16 Jan. 2019 The 33-year-old supermodel spent her day spoofing Four Weddings, the show where four brides compete against one another, voting on the best wedding to win a free honeymoon. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Chrissy Teigen Creates Her Own Four Weddings Nuptials 'Remarrying' John Legend in Just a Towel," 7 June 2019 The relationship turns sour, but there’s a honeymoon that lasts quite a while. Vogue, "Watch an Exclusive Clip of Halston Before Its Sundance Premiere—And Read What the Director and Producer Say About Its Making," 23 Jan. 2019 Earlier this month, the couple began posting breathtaking photos and videos of themselves soaking up the sun in Bora Bora (with a quick pit stop in Tahiti...casual) on a honeymoon worth envying. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Christina And Ant Anstead's Love Story Proves They Were Meant To Be," 17 Jan. 2019 Shortly after, the couple reportedly jetted off for a honeymoon over the holidays on the snowy slopes of Montana with a ton of family members in tow. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "All the Pictures From Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s Reported Honeymoon Ski Trip," 1 Jan. 2019

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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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