luck·​i·​ly ˈlə-kə-lē How to pronounce luckily (audio)
: in a lucky manner
: fortunately sense 2
luckily, we were on time

Examples of luckily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s a lot to fit into one season, so luckily the show is back for its second outing later this summer. Lucy Ford, TIME, 23 May 2024 But Take Note Some people may find assembly challenging because of the picture-only instructions, but luckily, there are videos online that help with the more complicated steps. Heather Balogh Rochfort, Parents, 18 May 2024 Check out the weather forecast for Lovin’ Life Music Fest May 02, 2024 9:07 AM There are three different stages at the festival, and (luckily) the sound from different performances doesn’t really bleed into the others at all. Chyna Blackmon, Charlotte Observer, 4 May 2024 And luckily, there are plenty of fantastic spots to stargaze across the United States, and HomeToGo has rounded up a few of the best destinations in its new Stargazing Index. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 24 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for luckily 

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of luckily was in 1530

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Cite this Entry

“Luckily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


luck·​i·​ly ˈlək-ə-lē How to pronounce luckily (audio)
: by good luck
luckily no one was hurt
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