Dictionary.com

swimmingly

[ swim-ing-lee ]
/ ˈswɪm ɪŋ li /
Save This Word!

adverb
without difficulty; with great success; effortlessly: She passed the exam swimmingly.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of swimmingly

1615–25; swimming (in sense “progressing smoothly”) + -ly
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use swimmingly in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for swimmingly

swimmingly
/ (ˈswɪmɪŋlɪ) /

adverb
successfully, effortlessly, or well (esp in the phrase go swimmingly)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK