[noo-lee, nyoo-]


recently; lately: a newly married couple.
anew or afresh: a newly repeated slander.
in a new manner or form: a room newly decorated.

Origin of newly

before 900; Middle English; Old English nīwlice. See new, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for newly

anew, just, lately, latterly

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British Dictionary definitions for newly



recently; lately or justa newly built shelf
again; afresh; anewnewly raised hopes
in a new manner; differentlya newly arranged room
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Word Origin and History for newly

Old English niwlice "lately, recently;" see new + -ly (2). Cf. German neulich, Danish nylig, Swedish nyligen.

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