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



    BrE BrE//ˈpiːsfəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːsfəli//
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  1. 1in a way that does not involve a war, violence or argument synonym peaceably (1) The siege has ended peacefully.
  2. 2in a quiet and calm way; in a way that shows that you are not worried or disturbed in any way synonym tranquilly The baby slept peacefully. He died peacefully in her arms.
  3. 3in a way that shows that you are trying to create peace or to live in peace and that you do not like violence or disagreement synonym peaceably (2) The communities managed to coexist peacefully as neighbours for a very long time.