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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Recent Examples on the Web Regardless, on the best moments here, Church sounds newly invigorated. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, "Eric Church Makes It a Triple With ‘Heart & Soul’," 16 Apr. 2021 The state recorded 579 people newly diagnosed with Covid-19 between Wednesday and Thursday, but that number includes a data lag from earlier days, Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, said Thursday. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "Covid-19 Cases Rise in Maine Amid Variants, More Travel," 16 Apr. 2021 That was a 12-point drop from January—a much larger change in activity than even that of the newly vaccinated. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "America Has Pandemic Senioritis," 15 Apr. 2021 About half of those employed by the program are currently homeless while the other half are newly housed, Weber said. oregonlive, "Portland launches easy-entry jobs program that cleans up trash," 15 Apr. 2021 The Pride ceded a late-game goal to drop 1-0 against Gotham FC — newly rebranded from Sky Blue FC — after dominating the game offensively for most of the night. Julia Poe,, "Orlando Pride lose to Gotham FC in home opener," 15 Apr. 2021 Some among the newly vaccine eligible can’t receive those particular doses anyway because they are approved only for people age 18 and older. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Landmark vaccination milestone arrives Thursday," 14 Apr. 2021 Canada experienced a rather nasty and prolonged recession in the late 1950s, which Mundell partially attributed to the newly floating exchange. Jon Hartley, National Review, "Remembering Robert Mundell," 14 Apr. 2021 Average daily trading volume at some large brokerage firms is down sharply from its peak in January, and as vaccinations continue and the economy reopens, newly mobile Americans may be less interested in picking stocks. New York Times, "Hungry for Investors, Some Companies Woo the Little Guy," 13 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of newly

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

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18 Apr 2021

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“Newly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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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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