Definition of newborn in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞oˌbôrn/


(Of a child or animal) recently or just born: a picture of the happy couple and their newborn baby figurative a newborn star
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  • They will on some occasions attack small ailing domestic animals, newborn sheep and goats, eating parts of them.
  • That may change soon thanks to a newborn calf born healthy to the first cow cloned from a beef carcass.
  • He said the operation, known as gastric transposition, is more commonly used on newborn babies born with defects.
just born, recently born


A recently born child or animal: she’s incapable of looking after a newborn
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  • Some Inuit newborns are born with high blood pressure that persists into elementary school.
  • Yet teenagers need parental guidance and attention just as intensely as do newborns or young children.
  • And it can be a problem not just for adults, but for children as young as newborns.
young baby, tiny baby, infant;
Medicine  neonate

Words that rhyme with newborn

adorn, born, borne, bourn, Braun, brawn, corn, dawn, drawn, faun, fawn, forborne, forewarn, forlorn, freeborn, lawn, lorn, morn, mourn, Norn, outworn, pawn, prawn, Quorn, sawn, scorn, Sean, shorn, spawn, suborn, sworn, thorn, thrawn, torn, Vaughan, warn, withdrawn, worn, yawn

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Syllabification: new·born

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