happily happily  /ˈhæ pə li/


  1. (adv) in a joyous manner
  2. (adv) in an unexpectedly lucky way



  1. He's raised on grass and hay and lives happily on a pasture by the ocean.
  2. These are the happily unwed think Brad and Angelina, Oprah and Stedman, Goldie and Kurt whose commitment to their partners is as strong as their stance against marriage.
  3. Imagine a cell nestled happily in the human body and enjoying the best of all possible worlds.


  1. Quinn on Nutrition: Belly up to wheat?

    I was happily munching on a slice of warm bread placed on the table by our attentive waiter. Then I overheard a gentleman explain to his companion that he does not eat bread … or anything else that contains wheat.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

  2. Boy tells how stray bullet hit him in head following Miami Heat win

    — Brandon Reid was up late at his mother's home, happily watching TV coverage of the Miami Heat's championship win, when a bullet zipped through the sliding glass door and into his head.        
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  3. Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade goes off without a hitch

    It almost didn’t happen this year, but happily, Coney Island did hold the annual Mermaid Parade. The state aquarium and the offices of Coney Island USA, the organization that hosts this parade, were flooded out by Hurricane Sandy. But thanks …
    on June 23, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York


  1. "We all crossed our fingers that her beautiful story would end (happily)," said Jamie Foxx, who stood at the front of the stage and took video of Houston like he was just another fan in the crowd. "This is a new beginning."
    on Feb 8, 2009 By: Jamie Foxx Source: ABC News

  2. "I adore both Al and Tipper. I look at them both as family. And I have happily been in a serious relationship since my divorce," she stated.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Laurie David Source: Times of India

  3. "I can understand why they (Sparks and Lewis) both made it. But I would have happily swapped either of them for Melinda, to be honest with you," Cowell said before Tuesday's performance show.
    on May 22, 2007 By: Simon Cowell Source: Forbes

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ennui ennui
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