luck·​i·​ly | \ ˈlə-kə-lē How to pronounce luckily (audio) \

Definition of luckily

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

Examples of luckily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Breezes may still be around though, luckily not too disruptive. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Showers ending as sunshine increases with time; fall-like this weekend," 18 Sep. 2020 The timing of the national crisis luckily occurred a few years after Kroger sped up the development of its online sales business that permits customers to purchase groceries via the internet for doorstep delivery or parking lot pickup. Alexander Coolidge, The Enquirer, "Kroger: Sales are way up, and they'll stay up," 11 Sep. 2020 And there was never a shortage of drama — which, luckily for fans, will likely continue on even after the show halts its production. Natalie Morin,, "Kris Jenner, Matriarch Of Reality TV, Addresses The KUWTK Legacy Coming To An End," 9 Sep. 2020 There's nothing more convenient (or tasty) than a burger at the Sonic drive-in, and luckily, some Sonic locations will be open on Thanksgiving. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "20+ Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving This Year That Make Life So Easy," 18 Aug. 2020 Sorry, Mother Nature doesn’t have outlets at the ready, but luckily for connected campers, there are companies like BioLite. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Clever Camping Stove Doubles As a Fire-powered USB Charger," 8 Sep. 2020 But luckily, Jackie was curled up sleeping in the chair next to me. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, "Friendship Is a ‘Place of Respite’ for Women in the Military," 4 Sep. 2020 And luckily for you, Allure got a sneak peek of the complete list of deals. Sarah Han, Allure, "Every Deal in Ulta Beauty’s 21 Days of Beauty Sale This Month," 28 Aug. 2020 Jason, Kane, and Chuck all chose themselves, and luckily for them, their wives agreed. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, "Luke Bryan, His Wife Caroline, and More Country Couples Played a Hilarious Version of the 'Newlyweds' Game," 25 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of luckily

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Sep 2020

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“Luckily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of luckily

used to say that something good or lucky has happened


luck·​i·​ly | \ ˈlə-kə-lē How to pronounce luckily (audio) \

Kids Definition of luckily

: by good luck Luckily no one was hurt.

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