Definition of happily in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhapɪli/


1In a happy way: Eleanor giggled happily
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  • She blew a kiss to me through the window of the carriage and I returned it, giggling happily.
  • He giggled happily and his eyes darted around the room to see if he could not glimpse someone else.
  • Karolek shrugged and turned to watch the happily giggling blonde girl on the swings.
1.1 [sentence adverb] It is fortunate that: happily, today’s situation is very different
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  • This was a daunting prospect but, happily, the response was immediate and positive.
  • Happily there is nothing tragic about the comedy of errors on the subways.
  • Happily, there are numerous resources out there to help you streamline your tech plan.

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