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fortunately

Syllabification: for·tu·nate·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrCH(ə)nətlē
 
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Definition of fortunately in English:

adverb

[sentence adverb]
It is fortunate that: fortunately, no shots were fired and no one was hurt
More example sentences
  • Blemishes of this kind detract from but fortunately do not destroy the excellence of so much else in this welcome volume.
  • Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your point of view, they have not come yet.
  • Kids' lit is booming these days, which fortunately means there's a lot to choose from.
Synonyms
luckily, by good luck, by good fortune, as luck would have it, propitiously;
thank goodness, thank God, thank heavens, thank the stars

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