new·​ly | \ ˈnü-lē How to pronounce newly (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Definition of newly

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

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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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First Known Use of newly

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

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12 May 2022

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“Newly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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new·​ly | \ ˈnü-lē How to pronounce newly (audio) , ˈnyü- \

Kids Definition of newly

: not long ago : recently a newly elected governor

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