- 1in 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 ).
- 2by good luck synonym fortunately Happily, the damage was only slight.
- 3willingly I'll happily help, if I can.
- 4(formal) in a way that is suitable or appropriate This suggestion did not fit very happily with our existing plans. Word Familyhappy adjective (≠unhappy)happily adverb (≠unhappily)happiness noun (≠unhappiness)
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