honeymoon

noun

hon·​ey·​moon ˈhə-nē-ˌmün How to pronounce honeymoon (audio)
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
honeymoon intransitive verb
honeymooner noun

Examples of honeymoon in a Sentence

Where are you going on your honeymoon?
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Word History

Etymology

from the idea that the first month of marriage is the sweetest

First Known Use

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of honeymoon was in 1546

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Cite this Entry

“Honeymoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeymoon. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

honeymoon

noun
hon·​ey·​moon ˈhən-ē-ˌmün How to pronounce honeymoon (audio)
1
: a trip or vacation taken by a newly married couple
2
: the time immediately after marriage
3
: a pleasant period after the start of something (as a relationship)
honeymoon verb
honeymooner noun

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