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

     

    thankfully

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈθæŋkfəli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθæŋkfəli//
     
     
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  1. 1used to show that you are pleased that something good has happened or that something bad has been avoided synonym fortunately There was a fire in the building, but thankfully no one was hurt. Thankfully, the house was empty when I got home.
  2. 2in a pleased or grateful way At the end of a busy day, I just sink thankfully into bed. I accepted the invitation thankfully.
  3. Word Origin Old English thancfullīce (see thankful, -ly).
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