new·​ly·​wed ˈnü-lē-ˌwed How to pronounce newlywed (audio)
: a person recently married

Examples of newlywed in a Sentence

They took pictures of the happy newlyweds.
Recent Examples on the Web The location served a special menu — including chicken-under-a-brick and petit fours — and was decorated with photos taken throughout the couple’s time together, providing a full-circle moment for the newlyweds. Jason Sheeler, Peoplemag, 6 Apr. 2024 Al-Halabi would have to spend the next several months being debriefed, but the newlyweds were still thrilled to be in each other’s company. Tamara Audi, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Patrick Jones and Fiance: Congratulations to these soon-to-be new newlyweds. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 29 Mar. 2024 The Grammy-winner performed at a lavish party that was part of a multi-day celebration for the soon-to-be newlyweds, who will officially tie the knot July 12 in Mumbai. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 24 Mar. 2024 The wedding party, consisting of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, laughed and cheered in delight watching the 88-year-old newlyweds cut up the dance floor at the Grand Haven Amenities in Palm Coast, Fla. Maham Javaid, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2024 Rather, most of its business comes from regular homeowners of all ages – from gray-haired empty nesters to wide-eyed newlyweds. Grace Tucker, The Enquirer, 21 Mar. 2024 On March 10 the notoriously private newlyweds made their red-carpet debut at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, which also marks their first public appearance as a couple. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 11 Mar. 2024 The newlyweds first crossed paths while students at Iowa State University, where Purdy played football and Brandt was a setter on the volleyball team. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newlywed was in 1593

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“Newlywed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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new·​ly·​wed ˈn(y)ü-lē-ˌwed How to pronounce newlywed (audio)
: a person recently married

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