happily

[ hap-uh-lee ]
/ ˈhæp ə li /

adverb

in a happy manner; with pleasure.
by good fortune; luckily; providentially.
felicitously; aptly; appropriately: a happily turned phrase.

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Origin of happily

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at happy, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM happily

o·ver·hap·pi·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH happily

hapless haply happily
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Idioms and Phrases with happily

happily

see live happily ever after.

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