by good luck; fortunately: Luckily we had enough money.

Origin of luckily

First recorded in 1520–30; lucky1 + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of luckily

Historical Examples of luckily

  • There was no water at Point Malcolm, but luckily we had filled our canteens.

  • He was in a shallow basin which luckily pointed in the right direction for him.

  • Luckily, at four came early-morning temperatures; that roused her.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Luckily it is unprovided with a bell summoning us to the sacrifice.

  • I have luckily deposited my parcel, and have your letter of last night.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

Word Origin and History for luckily

1520s, from lucky + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper