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 And the couple — luckily — did not miss their flight. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 15 Oct. 2021 Hundreds of duplicate entries sounds like a nightmare problem to try to solve manually, but luckily there is an option for automating it. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 The movie, luckily, has enough rhythmic and emotional change-ups to compensate. Michael Phillips, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Oct. 2021 McGovern, as a lead blocker, totally annihilated Eagles’ linebacker Alex Singleton; luckily there was no smudge to stain the turf. Dallas News, 28 Sep. 2021 The glass bridge game appears to be inspired by balance games like hopscotch, but there's no real life equivalent (luckily). Quinci Legardye, Marie Claire, 4 Oct. 2021 The movie, luckily, has enough rhythmic and emotional change-ups to compensate. Michael Phillips,, 4 Oct. 2021 And luckily, most recipes that call for shredded chicken can totally adapt to home-cooked or store-bought. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 2 Oct. 2021 Bramlett was exhausted afterwards, but luckily unharmed. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, 23 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of luckily

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Oct 2021

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“Luckily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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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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