new·​ly·​wed | \ ˈnü-lē-ˌwed How to pronounce newlywed (audio) , 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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Now, with Christina's new name in tow, the pair is ready to kick off their lives as newlyweds. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Christina El Moussa Has Officially Changed Her Name to Christina Anstead," 10 Jan. 2019 The newlyweds will spend their wedding night in the suite built into Cinderella Castle. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney wedding to air on 'Good Morning America' on Thursday," 9 May 2018 Meanwhile, newlyweds Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk posted a series of dreamy beach shots (reportedly from the Maldives.) True to foodie form, Paltrow even set up her own tropical bar. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "All the Far-Flung Places Where Celebrities Welcomed 2019," 2 Jan. 2019 The newlyweds and their favorite travel buddies in Switzerland. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "How All Your Favorite Celebrities Celebrated New Year's Eve 2018," 31 Dec. 2018 The other photos show the newlyweds embracing in front of a fireplace and flowers. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Confirm Their Marriage With Adorable Wedding Photos on Instagram," 28 Dec. 2018 But this year, there were three notable absences: Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and newlyweds Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Why Duchess Camilla Wasn't at Queen Elizabeth's Annual Christmas Lunch," 20 Dec. 2018 Five years ago, a driver plowed his car onto the Venice Beach boardwalk, wounding more than a dozen people and killing an Italian newlywed on her honeymoon. Emily Alpert Reyes,, "L.A. to pay up to $14 million to settle lawsuits over deadly Venice Beach boardwalk crash," 5 June 2018 An otherwise casual person who wears scrubs to work, Nate looked smoking hot in a suit, complimented my outfit, was gracious to the newlyweds and their family, fetched drinks for my friends, and even spun a grandma around the dance floor. 2. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "15 Lessons I’ve Learned in 15 Years of Marriage," 8 Jan. 2019

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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 How to pronounce newlywed (audio) , ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of newlywed

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

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