honeymoon

noun
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

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 There's been no honeymoon period for the Food and Drug Administration's new tobacco chief, Brian King, the public health scientist now responsible for regulating the nation's multibillion-dollar cigarette and vaping industry. Matthew Perrone, ajc, 26 Sep. 2022 But the honeymoon period for Red Bull Racing and Albon was short-lived — Red Bull ultimately moved Albon at the end of the 2020 season, demoting him to a test and reserve driver for 2021. Shafiq Najib, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2022 But the honeymoon period for Red Bull Racing and Albon was short-lived — Red Bull ultimately moved Albon at the end of the 2020 season, demoting him to a test and reserve driver for 2021. Shafiq Najib, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2022 The British public is alarmed at skyrocketing gas and electric bills, an issue that will dominate Truss’s domestic agenda from Day 1, wiping out the honeymoon period often awarded to incoming leaders. William Booth, Washington Post, 5 Sep. 2022 Most people begin new jobs in a honeymoon period marked by high expectations and great optimism. Shellye Archambeau, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022 But given how quickly the honeymoon period ended for others, Mr. Petro will have precious little time to start delivering relief. New York Times, 31 July 2022 Mortgage rates have shot up since the beginning of the year following a honeymoon period of record low rates through the pandemic. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 June 2022 But the honeymoon period for Red Bull Racing and Albon was short-lived — Red Bull ultimately moved Albon at the end of the 2020 season, demoting him to a test and reserve driver for 2021. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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4 Oct 2022

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“Honeymoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeymoon. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for honeymoon

honeymoon

noun
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

honeymoon

verb
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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