new·​ly | \ ˈnü-lē, ˈnyü-\

Definition of newly

1 : lately, recently a newly married couple newly affluent
2 : anew, afresh newly painted

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Synonyms & Antonyms for newly


freshly, just, late, lately, new, now, only, recently



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Examples of newly in a Sentence

They are a newly married couple. That is a newly acquired habit. Here is where we keep the newly arrived merchandise. The room is newly painted.
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Soaking your tattoo isn't good for it, because the water will slow down the healing process by deteriorating your newly-forming skin. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "21 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your First Tattoo," 2 Aug. 2018 The newly minted all-star went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles on Tuesday night, helping push the Milwaukee Brewers past the Miami Marlins, 8-4, at Marlins Park. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 8, Marlins 4: Christian Yelich torments his former team," 10 July 2018 However, the newly compatible phones won’t be getting the full Fi experience. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Google Fi wireless service now works with iPhones and most Android phones, but there’s a catch," 28 Nov. 2018 Hotel Commonwealth, BostonHotel Commonwealth is cozy, newly redone in the last few years, and right by Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts—an ideal location for a long weekend in Boston. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cyber Monday Travel Deals of 2018," 26 Nov. 2018 Which means the Garden State can serve as a useful model for those other newly Democratic state governments on what can be achieved — and what should be avoided. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Democrats won 6 more state governments. New Jersey shows what they can do.," 21 Nov. 2018 But the number of newly arriving students slid to about 271,000, the lowest levels since 2013. Collin Binkley, The Seattle Times, "US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad," 13 Nov. 2018 The newly blue-haired Pete was spotted in this Instagram post by Refinery 29. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Pete Davidson Covered Another Tattoo That He Shared With Ariana Grande," 6 Nov. 2018 The discussions come amid a gusher of technology giants — including Uber, Lyft, Slack and Postmates — charging toward newly volatile public markets. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Uber is building tools to Uber-ize all kinds of work," 19 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of newly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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New London

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English Language Learners Definition of newly

: a short time ago


new·​ly | \ ˈnü-lē, ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of newly

: not long ago : recently a newly elected governor

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