swim·​ming·​ly | \ ˈswi-miŋ-lē How to pronounce swimmingly (audio) \

Definition of swimmingly

: very well : splendidly the event went swimmingly

Examples of swimmingly in a Sentence

We expect everything to go swimmingly. the rehearsals were going swimmingly until half the cast came down with the flu
Recent Examples on the Web For example, many in South Korea were vaccinated in the first half of 2021, but because things were going so swimmingly, a booster was not strongly recommended, leaving many, particularly older adults, at risk for infection. Kent Sepkowitz, CNN, 21 Mar. 2022 Alice & Olivia’s Stacey Bendet outfitted her entourage in bold, spring-forward ensembles that threaded together swimmingly. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, 6 Apr. 2022 This is a tasty rye whiskey indeed, and despite its relatively high price tag would work swimmingly in a Manhattan or other whiskey cocktail. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 4 Feb. 2022 That exhilarating experience was a highlight of a trip that unfolded swimmingly in January, operated by venerable luxury expedition leader Abercrombie & Kent. David G. Molyneaux, cleveland, 25 Feb. 2022 The White House, of course, knows things aren't going swimmingly. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Still, the project seemed to be moving swimmingly with the 2011 announcement of Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 16 Dec. 2021 Even old GBA Video cartridges work swimmingly on the Pocket. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 13 Dec. 2021 But that doesn't mean seeing family members in a large gathering – the first in years for many families – can go over swimmingly without some mental preparation prior to the actual engagement. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of swimmingly

1622, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swimmingly was in 1622

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11 May 2022

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“Swimmingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmingly. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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