new·ly·wed | \ ˈnü-lē-ˌwed , ˈnyü- \

Definition of newlywed 

: a person recently married

Examples of newlywed in a Sentence

They took pictures of the happy newlyweds.

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The newlyweds were visiting Roatan as part of a Royal Caribbean Cruises trip on the Allure of the Seas ship, Owen Torres, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean, confirmed to The Post. Samantha Schmidt, Anchorage Daily News, "Tourists on honeymoon collide while zip-lining, leaving husband dead and wife injured," 10 July 2018 Blanc, 22, and Martine Bernard, 20, were newlyweds, married in Broward County on Oct. 4, which is also Blanc’s birthday. Linda Trischitta,, "Grand jury indicts man on murder charge in death of his unborn child," 4 July 2018 Today, the newlyweds live in a three-bedroom, three-bathroom house in Nashville, with their two dogs, a white German Shepherd named June, and an English Bulldog named Pancake. Rose Minutaglio, Country Living, "Maren Morris Explains How Post-Wedding Bliss Inspired Her New Album," 27 June 2018 In 1955, Louise married Victor Woodman and the newlyweds moved to Scotland in service with the USAF., "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/27," 27 June 2018 Meghan Markle is enjoying her life as a newlywed, and Priyanka Chopra couldn’t be happier for her pal. Dave Quinn,, "Meghan Markle Is 'Doing Amazing' in New Chapter with Prince Harry, Says Pal Priyanka Chopra," 13 July 2018 The siblings joined members of their family—including newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry—on the Buckingham Palace balcony today for Trooping the Colour, a grand celebration honoring their great-grandmother, the Queen. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince George and Princess Charlotte Are Cuter Than Ever at Trooping the Colour," 9 June 2018 Six victims in the Lockhart crash were from the San Antonio area: Lorilee and Paige Brabson, newlyweds Matt and Sunday Rowan, and Brian and Tressie Neill, who were married for 23 years and celebrating their anniversary. John Tedesco, San Antonio Express-News, "Federal lawmakers approve measure to mandate medical exams for hot-air balloon pilots," 26 Apr. 2018 Next, the researchers tracked 120 different newlywed couples over the course of three and a half years, and found additional — and equally important — factors that predict infidelity within a relationship. Deanna Pai, The Cut, "The Biggest Findings From a New Study on People Who Cheat," 11 Apr. 2018

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1593, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of newlywed

: a person who has recently married


new·ly·wed | \ ˈnü-lē-ˌwed , ˈnyü- \

Kids Definition of newlywed

: a person recently married Some newlyweds moved in next door.

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