Meaning of “newly” in the English Dictionary

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"newly" in British English

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uk /ˈnjuː.li/ us /ˈnuː.li/

B2 recently:

Newly-discovered documents cast doubt on the guilt of the two men.

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  • I'd like to introduce our newly appointed members of staff.
  • The international community has refused to recognize the newly independent nation state.
  • She's revelling in her newly found freedom.
  • My starting salary as a newly qualified teacher wasn't enough to support a family.
  • The newly appointed mayor is widely regarded as a government stooge.

(Definition of “newly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"newly" in American English

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newlyadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈnu·li/

happening a short time ago; recently:

a newly waxed floor
She plans to begin touring with a newly formed band in July.

(Definition of “newly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)