Dictionary.com

sadly

[ sad-lee ]
/ ˈsæd li /
Save This Word!

adverb
in an unhappy, sorrowful, or regretful way; unfortunately; regrettably: Gun tracing is an attempt to answer the sadly common question of where the gun used in a crime came from.Sadly, the tourism and money brought in by the World Cup games won't benefit the people who need it most.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of sadly

sad + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use sadly in a sentence

FEEDBACK