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

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When it was all said and done, the newlyweds jetted off to South Africa and Kenya for their honeymoon—which was beautifully documented on Instagram—and started living their happily ever after. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Chryseis Tan Wore Oscar de la Renta for Her Fall Foliage–Filled Wedding in Kyoto," 19 Dec. 2018 She and Harry reportedly delayed their honeymoon to attend, confirming just how eager Meghan was to start her life as a working member of the royal family. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Inside Meghan Markle's First 100 Days in the Royal Family," 27 Aug. 2018 Fast forward to the present, and the honeymoon in the sun may be over for mammals. Kaitlyn Gaynor, CNN, "To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift," 14 June 2018 The Marlins recuse themselves from any consideration as the honeymoon of enthusiasm over Derek Jeter's involvement in ownership lasted about a minute before crashing and burning like the Hindenburg in 1937. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "It's Dolphins vs. Heat for South Florida's heart, and why one has earned your trust | Miami Herald," 13 Apr. 2018 This team is far from out of the woods, and the honeymoon is officially over. 12. Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, "NBA Power Rankings: The Zombie Clippers Refuse to Go Away," 5 Mar. 2018 Having gone a little quiet to enjoy her Caribbean honeymoon with Nick Jonas, Priyanka is back. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra Just Revealed a Blonde Hair Makeover," 21 Jan. 2019 Billy Howle is terrific and Saoirse Ronan even better as a couple spending their fateful honeymoon in a hotel in 1962. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Saoirse Ronan is sexually inexperienced newlywed in 'On Chesil Beach'," 24 May 2018 And although Priyanka and Nick have technically delayed their honeymoon due to the actress's work schedule, this trip makes for a perfectly relaxing post-wedding getaway in the meantime. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are on a Couples' Ski Vacation With Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas," 29 Dec. 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 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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