Definition of happily adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhæpɪli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæpɪli//
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  1. 1  in a cheerful way; with feelings of pleasure or satisfaction children playing happily on the beach to be happily married I think we can manage quite happily on our own. And they all lived happily ever after (= used as the end of a fairy tale).
  2. 2  by good luck synonym fortunately Happily, the damage was only slight.
  3. 3willingly I'll happily help, if I can.
  4. 4(formal) in a way that is suitable or appropriate This suggestion did not fit very happily with our existing plans.
  5. Word Familyhappy adjective (unhappy)happily adverb (unhappily)happiness noun (unhappiness)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: happily