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 Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are definitely in their honeymoon phase (literally). Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 17 July 2021 For Jeannie Mai Jenkins, the honeymoon phase just keeps going. Jacorey Moon, PEOPLE.com, 22 June 2021 But the honeymoon phase doesn't last long, and soon Mel is feeling the pull of motherhood. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 11 June 2021 In the meantime, try and let up on your expectations of what the honeymoon phase should look like. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 7 June 2021 Whatever is pledged during the honeymoon phase should not be embraced as gospel. Star Tribune, 29 May 2021 Porter doesn’t believe in the honeymoon phase of teams playing hot once a new face arrives. Sean Collins, Dallas News, 29 May 2021 Meanwhile, our current president's honeymoon phase may be over. Mabinty Quarshie, USA TODAY, 24 May 2021 That attitude could go a long way to endearing itself to a new generation of consumers—but that honeymoon phase will end eventually. Adam Epstein, Quartz, 9 May 2021

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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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24 Jul 2021

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“Honeymoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeymoon. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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