un·​luck·​i·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈlə-kə-lē How to pronounce unluckily (audio) \

Definition of unluckily

: unfortunately unluckily, it has a nasty way of turning to rain— Ambrose Bierce his ascent being unluckily a little out of the perpendicular— T. L. Peacock

Examples of unluckily in a Sentence

Unluckily for her, it rained that day.

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And unluckily for Thiem, Nadal is playing his best tennis of the current clay swing. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Disgruntled Novak Djokovic exits French Open to end grand slam winning streak," 8 June 2019 But unluckily for Michiganders, they're known to travel to states outside of their normal regions. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "5 of Michigan's scariest-looking spiders: What to know," 25 June 2018 Hakan Calhanoglu also came close to stealing the lead for Milan, blasting one from several yards out following a breakaway, but his shot unluckily cannoned off the crossbar. SI.com, "Juventus 3-1 Milan: Cuadrado & Khedira Break Rossoneri Hearts With Late Stunners at the Allianz," 31 Mar. 2018 MILAN — A certain amount of anticipation had built up among the spectators invited to experience Alessandro Sartori’s debut as the artistic director at Ermenegildo Zegna on a cold Friday, which happened to fall — luckily or unluckily — on the 13th. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "For Zegna, a Debut Amid Weighty Monuments," 15 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of unluckily

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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to take the place or position of

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