From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhappilyhap‧pi‧ly /ˈhæpəli/ ●●○ adverb 🔊 🔊 1HAPPYin a happy way 🔊 Michelle smiled happily. 🔊 I’m a happily married man. 🔊 So she married the prince, and they lived happily ever after (=used at the end of children’s stories to say that someone was happy for the rest of their life).2[sentence adverb]LUCKY fortunately 🔊 Happily, his injuries were not serious.3WILLINGvery willingly 🔊 I’d happily go for you. 🔊 Most restaurants will happily accept payment by credit card.
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happily• The puppywagged its tailhappily.• Now he had his real orders, from his own memsab; he ascended the ladderhappily.• Happily, Bruce's injuries were not serious.• Colombine rejectsHarlequin, and she and Pierrot live happily ever after.• Second, software houses are happilyriding the wave of innovation that the Internet has set off.• A few artists will happily take on custom jobs.• With the 3.9iSE Vogue, the Range Rover continues happily to wear the crown.• I imagined the ribbon of my life happilyunfurling before me.• I find I can get along quite happily with a few dozen.lived happily ever after• And so we all lived happily ever after.• In books everyone always lived happily ever after.• Later they had a son named Bastianelo, and the family lived happily ever after.• Perseus and Andromeda lived happily ever after.• Then she would be comforted by the thought that, once married, loverslived happily ever after.• With no one left to sabotage them, Snow White and the princelived happily ever after.• She knew that she would not have lived happily ever after with Peter Datchett.