newly

adverb new·ly \ ˈnü-lē , ˈnyü- \
|Updated on: 25 Jun 2018

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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newly Synonyms

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

anciently;

Related Words

latterly;

Phrases

of late;


NEWLY Defined for English Language Learners

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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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