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 (no͞o′lē, nyo͞o′-)
1. Not long ago; recently: newly baked bread.
2. Once more; anew: a newly painted room.
3. In a new or different way; freshly: an old idea newly phrased.


1. recently; lately or just: a newly built shelf.
2. again; afresh; anew: newly raised hopes.
3. in a new manner; differently: a newly arranged room.


(ˈnu li, ˈnyu-)

1. recently; lately.
2. anew or afresh.
3. in a new manner or form.
[before 900]



Recently and newly are both used to indicate that something happened only a short time ago. There is no difference in meaning, but newly can only be used with an '-ed' form, usually in front of a noun.

...the newly elected Government.
On the newly painted white wall was a photograph of the President.

Recently can be used in several positions in a sentence.

... his recently established Internet business.
Recently a performance of Macbeth was given there.
There was recently a formal inquiry.
I have recently re-read all his books.

You can use recently or lately to say that something started happening a short time ago and is continuing to happen. You cannot use newly with this meaning.

They have recently been taking German lessons.
Lately he's been going around with Miranda Watkins.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.newly - very recently; "they are newly married"; "newly raised objections"; "a newly arranged hairdo"; "grass new washed by the rain"; "a freshly cleaned floor"; "we are fresh out of tomatoes"


adverb recently, just, lately, freshly, anew, latterly She was young at the time, and newly married.


Only a moment ago:
حديثاً، مِن وقتٍ قَريب
nÿlega, nÿ-


[ˈnjuːlɪ] ADV (= recently) → recién
newly made/arrived/electedrecién hecho/llegado/elegido
the newly independent countries of Africalos países de África que acababan de conseguir la independencia


[ˈnjuːli] adv (= recently) [independant, acquired, elected, formed] → nouvellement
She was delighted with her newly acquired computer → Elle était ravie de son ordinateur nouvellement acquis.
the newly independent countries of Africa and Asia → les pays nouvellement indépendants d'Afrique et d'Asie
a newly elected Tory MP → un député tory nouvellement élu
a newly married man → un homme marié de fraîche datenewly-minted [ˌnjuːliˈmɪntɪd] adj [term] → nouvellement admis(e); [person] (to job, post)nouvellement promu(e)
Spain's Carlos Moya, the newly-minted world No. 1 → l'espagnol Carlos Moya, nouvellement promu numéro un mondialnewly-weds [ˈnjuːliwɛdz] npljeunes mariés mplNew Mexico nNouveau-Mexique mnew moon nnouvelle lune fnew-mown [ˌnjuːˈməʊn] adj [grass] → frais coupé(e); [hay] → frais fauché(e)


advfrisch; a newly dug trenchein frisch gezogener Graben; a newly dug graveein frisches Grab; newly madeganz neu; bread, cake etcfrisch gebacken; road, gardens etcneu angelegt; newly arrivedneu angekommen; newly awakenedneu erwacht; newly formed/foundneu geschaffen/gefunden; newly marriedfrisch vermählt; a newly industrialized or industrializing countryein industrielles Schwellenland


[ˈnjuːlɪ] adv (recently) → appena, da poco, di recente; (in a new way) → in modo nuovo
newly made → appena fatto/a


(njuː) adjective
1. having only just happened, been built, made, bought etc. She is wearing a new dress; We are building a new house.
2. only just discovered, experienced etc. Flying in an aeroplane was a new experience for her.
3. changed. He is a new man.
4. just arrived etc. The schoolchildren teased the new boy.
freshly. new-laid eggs.
ˈnewly adverb
only just; recently. She is newly married; Her hair is newly cut.
ˈnewcomer noun
a person who has just arrived. He is a newcomer to this district.
ˌnewˈfangled (-ˈfӕŋgld) adjective
(of things, ideas etc) too new to be considered reliable. newfangled machines.
new to
having no previous experience of. He's new to this kind of work.
References in classic literature ?
It had evidently been newly tuned and put in apple- pie order, but, perfect as it was, I think the real charm lay in the happiest of all happy faces which leaned over it, as Beth lovingly touched the beautiful black and white keys and pressed the bright pedals.
The trees along the resi- dence streets of the town were all newly clothed in soft green leaves, in the gardens behind the houses men were puttering about in vegetable gardens, and in the air there was a hush, a waiting kind of silence very stirring to the blood.
Then with a great coughing, sighing snarl the beast reared up, gave a convulsive leap forward toward its newly discovered enemies, and fell dead in a limp heap, just beyond the native over which it had been crouching before it delivered the death stroke, now never to fall.
Ambrosch was a far-seeing fellow; he soon realized that his oxen were too heavy for any work except breaking sod, and he succeeded in selling them to a newly arrived German.
She would not join the groups in their sports and bouts, but intoxicated with her newly conquered power, she swam out alone.
Over her shoulders the newly risen moon poured a flood of silvery light, stretching from her feet across the shining bars of the river to the opposite bank, and on up to the very crest of the Devil's Spur--no longer a huge bulk of crushing shadow, but the steady exaltation of plateau, spur, and terrace clothed with replete and unutterable beauty.
It was further decorated with strange and seemingly cabalistic figures and diagrams, suitable to the quaint taste of the age which had been drawn in the stucco, when newly laid on, and had now grown hard and durable, for the admiration of after times.
The liquor soon mounted into their heads, as it generally does even with the arrantest topers newly landed from sea, and they began capering about most obstreperously.
The delicate side-fins, and the palms of his flukes, still freshly retained the plaited crumpled appearance of a baby's ears newly arrived from foreign parts.
However, he went with the man, who picked up several other newly landed immigrants, Poles, Lithuanians, and Slovaks, and took them all outside, where stood a great four-horse tallyho coach, with fifteen or twenty men already in it.
1802, says that the common inquiry in the newly settled West was, "'From what part of the world have you come?
My surprise was great: the place was newly swept and scoured.