new·​ly ˈnü-lē How to pronounce newly (audio)
: lately, recently
a newly married couple
newly affluent
: anew, afresh
newly painted

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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Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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“Newly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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new·​ly ˈn(y)ü-lē How to pronounce newly (audio)
: not long ago : recently
a newly married couple
: from a totally fresh beginning : anew
a newly furnished house

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