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 Their honeymoon itinerary boasted multiple destinations—but the pandemic put a pause on those plans. Shira Savada, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Couple Planned Their Wedding in Just 5 Months—After Two Years of Long-Distance Dating," 9 Feb. 2021 Elvis Presley's former honeymoon home just got a new owner. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Elvis Presley's Iconic Palm Springs Honeymoon House Has Sold — See Inside," 15 Dec. 2020 Five couples who were married at first sight return from their honeymoon and move into their new homes together. Washington Post, "What to watch on Wednesday: ‘Million Dollar Beach House’ on Netflix," 26 Aug. 2020 In the latest season, Mary returned from her honeymoon ready to conquer the real estate market. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "The Truth About 'Selling Sunset' Stars Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim's Relationship," 22 Aug. 2020 But in a city that has become an armed camp since the Jan. 6 attack, with inaugural festivities curtailed because of both the coronavirus and the threat of domestic terrorism, Biden cannot count on much of a honeymoon. Peter Baker, BostonGlobe.com, "Biden seeks quick start with executive actions and aggressive legislation," 16 Jan. 2021 While on his honeymoon in Venice with his second wife, the couple came up with the idea of transforming it into a Disneyland-style version of the Italian city. Jonathan Tobin, Washington Examiner, "Sheldon Adelson, 1933-2021," 14 Jan. 2021 We got married this year in October and had planned to spend our honeymoon on the fabulous islands and beaches of French Polynesia. Usa Today Travel Team, USA TODAY, "Pandemic wanderlust: 100 places we're yearning to travel in 2021 and beyond," 31 Dec. 2020 The guest list was cut to 70 from 170, and their honeymoon changed to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee instead of Europe. Jenny Block, New York Times, "First a Trial Run, Then the Real Thing," 24 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of honeymoon was in 1546

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18 Feb 2021

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“Honeymoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeymoon. Accessed 1 Mar. 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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