Definition of hopefully adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    hopefully

     adverb
    adverb
    NAmE//ˈhoʊpfəli//
     
     
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  1. 1used to express what you hope will happen Hopefully, we'll arrive before dark.
  2. 2showing hope “Are you free tonight?” she asked hopefully.
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