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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Sears helped popularize new homes for newlyweds, and helped kickstart the rise in single-family living that would dip during the recession, but accelerate dramatically after WWII. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How Sears Kit Homes changed housing," 16 Oct. 2018 Seen out and about in New York earlier today, the newlywed seemed to be courting attention with her personal style, too, dressed in a head-to-toe beige look that took cues from the new Spring 2019 collections. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Hailey Bieber Steps Out In Fashion’s Coolest New Neutral Shade," 19 Nov. 2018 The tour, of course, was well-documented by media and photojournalists traveling with the newlyweds. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Prince Harry Took This Gorgeous Photo of Meghan Markle During the Royal Tour," 1 Nov. 2018 The royal tour has been keeping Meghan Markle and Prince Harry extremely busy, but the newlyweds have still managed to look super loved-up throughout the trip. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Just Took the Sweetest Photo of Prince Harry for Kensington Palace's Instagram Account," 27 Oct. 2018 Earlier this year, Prince Harry interrupted his newlywed bliss to make a very important announcement about the Invictus Games. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "What Are the Invictus Games?," 19 Oct. 2018 After a morning of perfectly understated, sweet moments between the newlyweds that were enough to turn even the coldest of hearts to complete jelly, The Queen hosted a large and lavish reception in Windsor Castle’s luxury banqueting rooms. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Jack Brooksbank and Prince Andrew's Wedding Speeches to Princess Eugenie Sound So Emotional," 13 Oct. 2018 In 2011, for example, Dutch researchers published a study based on following newlyweds for four years. Jennifer Breheny Wallace, WSJ, "For Couples, Gratitude Is a Boomerang," 12 Oct. 2018 On Friday, October 12th, Princess Eugenie, 28, and her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, 31, will become the next new royal newlyweds. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding: Everything We Know So Far," 5 Oct. 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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