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From Middle English newly, newely, neweliche, from Old English nīewlīċe (“newly”), equivalent to new + -ly. Compare Dutch nieuwelijks, German neulich, Danish nylig, Icelandic nýlega. More at new, -ly.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnuli/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnjuːli/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -uːli
- Hyphenation: new‧ly
- Very recently/lately; in the immediate past.
- She smelled the newly budding flowers.