thankfully

adverb thank·ful·ly \ ˈthaŋk-f(ə-)lē \
|Updated on: 1 Aug 2018

Definition of thankfully

1 : in a thankful manner
  • spoke thankfully
2 : as makes one thankful
  • graceless stadiums … thankfully going out of fashion
  • —R. G. Echevarriá
  • thankfully, those opinions are advanced with graceful prose
  • —Ken Auletta

Examples of thankfully in a Sentence

  1. The instructions were thankfully simple.

  2. I always receive your calls thankfully.

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First Known Use of thankfully

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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THANKFULLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of thankfully for English Language Learners

  • : in a way that makes you feel thankful

  • : with a feeling of thanks


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