newly

adverb new·ly \ ˈnü-lē , ˈnyü- \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of newly

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

Examples of newly in a Sentence

  1. They are a newly married couple.

  2. That is a newly acquired habit.

  3. Here is where we keep the newly arrived merchandise.

  4. The room is newly painted.

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First Known Use of newly

before 12th century

newly Synonyms

Synonyms
freshly, just, late, lately, new, now, only, recently, of late
Antonyms
anciently
Related Words
latterly
Near Antonyms
ago, before, earlier, early, erstwhile, formerly, previously; heretofore, hitherto

NEWLY Defined for English Language Learners

newly

adverb

Definition of newly for English Language Learners

  • : a short time ago


NEWLY Defined for Kids

newly

adverb new·ly \ ˈnü-lē , ˈnyü- \

Definition of newly for Students

:not long ago :recently
  • a newly elected governor


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