honeymoon

英 ['hʌnɪmuːn] 美 ['hʌnɪmun]
  • n. 蜜月;蜜月假期;(新生事物、新建关系等的)短暂的和谐时期
  • vi. 度蜜月
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honeymoon 蜜月

honey,蜜,moon,月。比喻用法,既可理解为时间,也可理解为婚姻如同月亮的阴晴圆缺。

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honeymoon: [16] The word honeymoon first appeared in print in the middle of the 16th century. Richard Huloet in his Abecedarium Anglico Latinum 1552 defined it as ‘a term proverbially applied to such as be new married, which will not fall out at the first, but the one loueth the other at the beginning exceedingly, the likelihood of their exceeding love appearing to assuage, the which time the vulgar people call the honey moon’. His description suggests not only that the term had already been around for some time by the 1550s, but also that it was probably inspired by the notion that although married love was at first as sweet as honey, it soon waned like the moon.
honeymoon (n.)
1540s, hony moone, but probably much older, "indefinite period of tenderness and pleasure experienced by a newly wed couple," from honey (n.) in reference to the new marriage's sweetness, and moon (n.) in reference to how long it would probably last, or from the changing aspect of the moon: no sooner full than it begins to wane. French has cognate lune de miel, but German version is flitterwochen (plural), from flitter "tinsel" + wochen "week." In figurative use from 1570s. Specific sense of "post-wedding holiday" attested from c. 1800; as a verb in this sense from 1821. Related: Honeymooned; honeymooning.
1. Brett is enjoying a honeymoon period with both press and public.
布雷特和报界及公众之间都正处在蜜月期。

来自柯林斯例句

2. Dora returned from her honeymoon deliriously happy.
多拉度完蜜月回来幸福洋溢。

来自柯林斯例句

3. We went to Venice for our honeymoon.
我们去威尼斯度的蜜月。

来自《权威词典》

4. a honeymoon in a secret location
在一个秘密地点度的蜜月

来自《权威词典》

5. While on honeymoon in Bali, she learned to scuba dive.
她在巴厘岛度蜜月时学会了带水肺潜水.

来自《简明英汉词典》

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