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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.

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newly (comparative more newly, superlative most newly)

  1. Very recently/lately; in the immediate past.
    She smelled the newly budding flowers.

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