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English definition of “fortunately”

fortunately

adverb uk   /ˈfɔː.tʃən.ət.li/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/
B1 happening because of good luck: Fortunately, we got home before it started to rain.
Opposite
Good luck and bad luck
(Definition of fortunately from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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