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adverb hap·pi·ly \ˈha-pə-lē\

Simple Definition of happily

  • : in a happy way or state

  • —used to say that something good or lucky has happened

  • : in a very willing way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of happily

  1. 1 a :  in a fortunate manner b :  as it fortunately happens <happily, some boyhood pleasures don't change — P. A. Witteman>

  2. 2 archaic :  by chance

  3. 3 :  in a happy manner or state

  4. 4 :  in an adequate or fitting manner :  successfully

Examples of happily in a sentence

  1. They have been happily married for 12 years.

  2. They lived happily ever after.

  3. We happily accept credit cards.



14th Century

First Known Use of happily

14th century

Rhymes with happily




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