luckily

adverb luck·i·ly \ ˈlə-kə-lē \

Definition of luckily

1 :in a lucky manner
2 :fortunately 2
  • luckily, we were on time

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First Known Use of luckily

1530


LUCKILY Defined for English Language Learners

luckily

adverb

Definition of luckily for English Language Learners

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


LUCKILY Defined for Kids

luckily

adverb luck·i·ly \ ˈlə-kə-lē \

Definition of luckily for Students

:by good luck
  • Luckily no one was hurt.

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