[[t]nju͟ːli, AM nu͟ːli[/t]]
ADV: ADV -ed/adj
Newly is used before a past participle or an adjective to indicate that a particular action is very recent, or that a particular state of affairs has very recently begun to exist.

She was young at the time, and newly married.

...the newly independent countries of Africa and Asia.


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  • Newly — New ly, adv. 1. Lately; recently. [1913 Webster] He rubbed it o er with newly gathered mint. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Anew; afresh; freshly. [1913 Webster] And the refined mind doth newly fashion Into a fairer form. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • newly — index anew, de novo Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • newly — (adv.) O.E. niwlice lately, recently; see NEW (Cf. new) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Cf. Ger. neulich, Dan. nylig, Swed. nyligen …   Etymology dictionary

  • newly — [adv] recently anew, freshly, just, lately, latterly, of late; concept 820 Ant. past …   New thesaurus

  • newly — ► ADVERB 1) recently. 2) again; afresh. 3) in a new or different manner …   English terms dictionary

  • newly — [no͞o′lē, nyo͞o′lē] adv. 1. recently; lately 2. anew; afresh 3. in a new way or style …   English World dictionary

  • newly — adv. 1 recently (a friend newly arrived; a newly discovered country). 2 afresh, anew (newly painted). 3 in a new or different manner (newly arranged). Phrases and idioms: newly wed a recently married person …   Useful english dictionary

  • newly — adverb Date: before 12th century 1. lately, recently < a newly married couple > < newly affluent > 2. anew, afresh < newly painted > < jurors newly selected for each case > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • newly — /nooh lee, nyooh /, adv. 1. recently; lately: a newly married couple. 2. anew or afresh: a newly repeated slander. 3. in a new manner or form: a room newly decorated. [bef. 900; ME; OE niwlice. See NEW, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • newly — new|ly W3 [ˈnju:li US ˈnu:li] adv newly elected/formed/arrived etc elected etc very recently ▪ the newly appointed director ▪ newly fallen snow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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