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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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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Overall, most of the states with newly legal sports betting are on pace to fall short of their revenue projections, but none are lagging as far behind as Rhode Island. Jennifer Mcdermott, The Seattle Times, "Sports betting revenue projection was $11.5M. So far? $150K," 29 Mar. 2019 Cries of corporate welfare and vulture capitalism became refrains among progressive Democrats, including the state’s newest political star, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as well as from within the newly Democratic state senate. Katie Honan, WSJ, "Amazon’s New York Project Foundered on Labor Organizing, Opposition to Subsidies," 16 Feb. 2019 During a Tinder date, the newly-single Jessica can’t stop talking about her ex—and lucky for her, neither can her date. Alexis Jones And Deanna Janes, Harper's BAZAAR, "21 Rom-Coms to Stream on Netflix this Valentine's Day," 13 Feb. 2019 The mix-and-match aesthetic continues in 300 newly launching lifestyle products, which are designed for versatility. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "A Joanna Gaines Bedding Line Is Coming To Target The Day After Christmas," 22 Dec. 2018 While Golden State got better with the addition of DeMarcus Cousins, the Rockets have failed to add a significant piece to go alongside centerpieces James Harden and newly re-signed Chris Paul., "The Rockets Strange Offseason and the Pursuit of Carmelo Anthony," 10 July 2018 With the Intel chips, the S340 is offering the option of Nvidia’s newly launched but still mysterious GeForce MX250 graphics (more on that later).. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Lenovo's latest IdeaPads offer Intel, AMD, and an Nvidia mystery," 24 Feb. 2019 Tim was newly single at the time, but Faith was engaged to her former producer, Scott Hendricks. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "A Look Back at Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Legendary Marriage," 2 Feb. 2019 Conditions at the camp for migrants newly-arrived from Turkey have been repeatedly criticized by human rights groups. Fox News, "The Latest: Greek officials: Migrant camp a health hazard," 10 Sep. 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

new look





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English Language Learners Definition of newly

: a short time ago


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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