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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Damage of some kind is inevitable, but luckily, hair masks are here to save the day. Sam Peters, ELLE, 14 Jan. 2023 Basically everyone gets a headache at one point or another—luckily, most are brief annoyances that go away relatively quickly. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, 13 Jan. 2023 But luckily, my fiancé volunteered to be the taste tester of this booze-free whiskey since his favorite cocktail is an old-fashioned. Bridget Degnan, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Jan. 2023 As for when to head out for whale-watching, luckily, there's no rigid timeframe. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 10 Jan. 2023 But luckily, there are ways to prepare so that an economic downturn may not be as big of a hit. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Jan. 2023 And luckily … right away, the show was very supportive. Sandra Gonzalez, CNN, 17 Dec. 2022 But luckily, my horse was valiant and my guide a gentleman. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Nov. 2022 The first noise-canceling headphones were born out of frustration on a similarly noisy flight and, luckily, the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones are currently on sale on Amazon. Micki Wagner, Popular Mechanics, 28 Dec. 2022 See More

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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 26 Jan. 2023.

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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