Meaning of “happily” in the English Dictionary

"happily" in British English

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uk /ˈhæp.əl.i/ us /ˈhæp.əl.i/

happily adverb (PLEASED)

B1 in a happy way:

He was happily married with two young children.
She munched happily on her chocolate bar.

B2 willingly:

I'd happily offer to help him if I thought it would make any difference.

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(Definition of “happily” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"happily" in American English

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us /ˈhæp·ə·li/

in a pleased or happy way:

happily married

(Definition of “happily” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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