adverb \ˈha-pə-lē\

: in a happy way or state

—used to say that something good or lucky has happened

: in a very willing way

Full Definition of HAPPILY

a :  in a fortunate manner
b :  as it fortunately happens <happily, some boyhood pleasures don't change — P. A. Witteman>
archaic :  by chance
:  in a happy manner or state
:  in an adequate or fitting manner :  successfully

Examples of HAPPILY

  1. They have been happily married for 12 years.
  2. They lived happily ever after.
  3. We happily accept credit cards.

First Known Use of HAPPILY

14th century

Rhymes with HAPPILY


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