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 None of the Diamondbacks moves from that offseason after 2019 has worked out swimmingly — though none has been disastrous, either. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 30 Aug. 2021 Barton-Hanson was coupled up with contestant, Eyal Booker, and the pair seemed to be getting along swimmingly. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 24 Nov. 2020 The lunch went swimmingly nonetheless, in large part because Nivola had the Italian bona fides Chase prizes. Alex Morris, Rolling Stone, 2 Sep. 2021 This doesn't look like this is going to go swimmingly. NBC News, 8 Aug. 2021 This doesn't look like this is going to go swimmingly. NBC News, 8 Aug. 2021 His first trip through the lineup went swimmingly, with five strikeouts, no walks and one hit on 41 pitches. Randy Johnson, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021 This worked swimmingly during the prototyping stages but the challenge of securing a partner willing to make on-demand one-off custom designs proved to be onerous as they were all set up for mass production. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Things couldn’t be going any more swimmingly for him here at geek culture extravaganza Comic-Con. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2021

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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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2 Oct 2021

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“Swimmingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmingly. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of swimmingly

: very well


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