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English definition of “happily”

happily

adverb uk   /ˈhæp.ɪ.li/ us  

happily adverb (PLEASED)

B1 in a happy way: He was happily married with two young children. She munched happily on her chocolate bar.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something B2 willingly: I'd happily offer to help him if I thought it would make any difference.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant

happily adverb (LUCKY)

C1 having a good or lucky result: Happily, the weather remained fine throughout the afternoon.Good luck and bad luck
(Definition of happily from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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