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

Definition of swimmingly

: very well : splendidly the event went swimmingly

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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 Far From Home, and it’s not as though everything was going swimmingly back then, either. Abraham Riesman, Vulture, "WandaVision Series-Premiere Recap: Guess Who’s Reality-Warping to Dinner?," 15 Jan. 2021 It’s all thanks to the A12 Bionic chip inside, and iPadOS runs swimmingly. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best tech products we tested in 2020," 31 Dec. 2020 That uncharacteristically quiet evening in Manhattan, I was relieved to find our beta fish still swimmingly alive. NBC News, "A fire and the Covid-19 pandemic nearly destroyed my business – Here's how I hit the reset button," 29 Dec. 2020 Yet for something that theoretically shouldn’t matter, dividend-paying stocks have done swimmingly. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Dividends Will Have Their Day Again," 12 Dec. 2020 Those who are already using WireGuard on Windows will receive an obvious in-app prompting to download and install the new version, which works swimmingly. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "WireGuard for Windows 0.3.1 is the release you’ve been waiting for," 25 Nov. 2020 And many daughters who get along swimmingly with their mothers experience conflict and disagreements during this time. Lori Gottlieb, The Atlantic, "Dear Therapist: Can I Ever Mend My Relationship With My Mom?," 2 Nov. 2020 Although the new parents haven't spoken about their new lives with Willa, an insider told Hollywood Life that things are going swimmingly. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Joe Jonas Was Spotted Taking a Stroll With Daughter Willa," 26 Oct. 2020 Other than bombing the Upset Special, going 5-9 against the spread and pitching and 0-fer-the NFC North, last week’s picks went swimmingly. Mark Craig, Star Tribune, "Mark Craig's Week 7 NFL picks against the spread," 23 Oct. 2020

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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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23 Jan 2021

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“Swimmingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmingly. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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informal : very well

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