newly

adverb
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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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 But Parasite‘s win, coupled with a newly diverse group of voters, could even open up the award to parts of the world that the Oscars have mostly ignored. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "Will the historic win for “Parasite” mark the start of a truly global Oscars?," 10 Feb. 2020 The Justice will divide its five homestands between two high-profile, newly constructed locations in D.C. — The Anthem theater and the Entertainment and Sports Arena, which was specifically designed with esports events in mind. Washington Post, "Long travel, logistical issues, coronavirus crisis combine to pressure test Overwatch League’s vision," 7 Feb. 2020 Still, newly emerged viruses like 2019-nCoV are always of public health concern, according to the CDC. Rachael Rettner, Scientific American, "How Does the New Coronavirus Compare with the Flu?," 7 Feb. 2020 The post in question features Mendes showing off newly short hair, which now falls just above her shoulders in a sleek long bob. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Eva Mendes Just Shut Down an Age-Shaming Troll on Instagram in the Most Amazing Way Ever," 2 Feb. 2020 Criticism of the existing order by radicals and the newly-emerging working classes was punished as sedition. The Economist, "Even noxious ideas need airing—censorship only makes them stronger," 31 Jan. 2020 For a short time, both Bale and Harron were off the movie while Lionsgate moved forward with DiCaprio and the newly hired Oliver Stone as the director. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Christian Bale ‘Had Never Gone to a Gym’ Before He Got Ripped for American Psycho," 22 Jan. 2020 Nikita worked all angles of the dress on the red carpet, along with her newly blonde hair. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Nikita Dragun's Dress for the 2020 Grammy Awards is Completely See-Through," 27 Jan. 2020 According to Rao, in 1979, Intel released its Microprocessor Development System, a tool to help students and engineers familiarise themselves with its newly launched 8086 microprocessor and help develop microprocessor subsystems. Rohini Krishnamurthy, Quartz India, "How India’s premier science institute fired up Wipro’s growth as an IT giant," 5 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of newly

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

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The first known use of newly was before the 12th century

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19 Feb 2020

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“Newly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/newly. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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newly

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How to pronounce newly (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of newly

: a short time ago

newly

adverb
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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