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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Three become a crowd when a newlywed invites his jobless buddy to temporarily move in with him and his wife. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 1 - 7, 2019: John Wayne in ‘The Searchers’ and more," 30 Aug. 2019 The-low budget film stars Samara Weaving as a newlywed who finds out her in-laws intend to hunt her for sport. Rebecca Rubin,, "‘Angel Has Fallen’ rises to No. 1 with $21 million debut," 25 Aug. 2019 The newlyweds have kept a lower profile while back on the West Coast, presumably resting up after their world-wind wedding in India, which included numerous receptions. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra Picked Up Her $50 Jeans From Your Favorite Mall Store," 25 Jan. 2019 But today, while accompanying Her Majesty at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards, the newlyweds kept their hands to themselves. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Didn't Show PDA at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards," 26 June 2018 The Indiana newlyweds were hiking up the nearly 3,800-foot Mount Liamuiga during their honeymoon on the island of St. Kitts when Clayton fell into the dormant volcano. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Honeymooner tells of wife’s ‘miracle’ rescue after he fell into a volcano," 26 July 2019 Married to Jonas focused on Danielle and Kevin's lives as newlyweds. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Is Kevin Jonas's Wife, Danielle Jonas? 7 Things to Know About the Chic Jewelry Designer and Mom of Two," 7 June 2019 Meanwhile, 47% of newlyweds who went into wedding debt said that money caused them to contemplate divorce, compared to only 9% of couples who did not go into the red for their big day. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Survey Finds 45% of Newlyweds Went Into Debt for Their Wedding," 10 July 2019 Besides their two weddings, the newlyweds have been busy working on a new family-friendly culinary website. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Wedding bells ring on an all-new 'MasterChef' featuring Louisville chef Gerron Hurt," 3 July 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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