swim·​ming·​ly ˈswi-miŋ-lē How to pronounce swimmingly (audio)
: 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
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Word History

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swimmingly was in 1622

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“Swimmingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmingly. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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swim·​ming·​ly ˈswim-iŋ-lē How to pronounce swimmingly (audio)
: very well : splendidly
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