Definition of Happily

1. Adverb. In a joyous manner. "They shouted happily"

Exact synonyms: Blithely, Gayly, Jubilantly, Merrily, Mirthfully
Partainyms: Blithe, Gay, Happy, Jubilant, Merry, Mirthful
Antonyms: Unhappily



2. Adverb. In an unexpectedly lucky way. "Happily he was not injured"
Partainyms: Happy
Antonyms: Sadly

Definition of Happily

1. adv. By chance; peradventure; haply.

Definition of Happily

1. Adverb. (archaic) By chance; perhaps. ¹

2. Adverb. By good chance; fortunately, successfully. ¹

3. Adverb. In a happy or cheerful manner; with happiness. ¹

4. Adverb. With good will; in all happiness; willingly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Happily

1. happy [adv] - See also: happy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Happily

happenings
happens
happenstance
happenstances
happenstantially
happi
happie
happied
happier
happies
happiest
happified
happifies
happify
happifying
happily (current term)
happily ever after
happiness
happinesses
happing
happis
happlicable
happroach
happroachin'
happy
happy-clappies
happy-clappy
happy-go-lucky
happy as Larry
happy as a clam

Literary usage of Happily

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"X?e were there very happily near the end of our travels by land, that river being navigable in feven days ..."

2. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"happily I recover, happily I become cool, My eyes regain their power, ... happily for me the spell is taken off, happily I walk; impervious to pain, I walk; ..."

3. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"Well, now we are so happily met, pray let me crave your name, and the name of the place ... happily ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"... then at length should they range at will and perform no other service, save as a pastime, those, I mean, who are to live happily and who, after death, ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... less wonderful and happily still entire is the great candelabrum of Milan commonly known as "the Virgin's Tree". This chef-d'Ĺ“uvre of twelfth- century ..."

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