[ hap-uh-lee ]
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  1. in a happy manner; with pleasure.

  2. by good fortune; providentially; luckily.

  1. felicitously; appropriately; aptly: a happily turned phrase.

Origin of happily

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

Other words from happily

  • o·ver·hap·pi·ly, adverb

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see live happily ever after.

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