hon·ey·moon | \ˈhə-nē-ˌmün \

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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Everything is rosy during a new coach’s honeymoon period. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "Ten questions for the Bears looking ahead to Matt Nagy's first training camp," 8 June 2018 Police told Click2Houston that 46-year-old Nathaniel D'Amato married a woman in late April — but the honeymoon period didn't even last a full week. Josh Magness, star-telegram, "He got married in April. Then his new bride got a call from his other wife, police say," 5 June 2018 Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking north for their honeymoon. Fox News, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's honeymoon details revealed," 28 May 2018 During his honeymoon period with the Trotters, David became a proficient collector of red cards, going at a rate of one a month. SI.com, "Pascal Chimbonda & 24 Other Classic Premier League Players You’d Forgotten: No. 11 – David Wheater," 24 May 2018 William and Kate left for their honeymoon in the Seychelles 10 days after their wedding. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "Why Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Won't Be Going On A Honeymoon Right Away," 7 May 2018 An Israeli couple on a honeymoon cruise aboard a Royal Caribbean International ship were involved in a zip-line accident that left one dead in Honduras last week. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "They were zip-lining on their honeymoon when they collided. He died, she was injured," 9 July 2018 The home of an NBA champion 48 hours after the Finals looks sort of like a honeymoon suite the morning after a wedding: balloons at the door, nachos in the kitchen, friends on the couch, rehashing the previous night’s activities. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "Kevin Durant and the Dagger That Foreshadowed the Broom," 12 June 2018 Her parents, because of a train that was late getting to the docks at Queensland, Ireland, were unable to board the ship that would take them on what would have been their honeymoon voyage to New York City. Marvin Pave, BostonGlobe.com, "Virginia Gill, 92, longtime Globe ad-taker for classified section," 28 June 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 \

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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