happily, merrily, mirthfully, gayly, blithely, jubilantly(adverb)
in a joyous manner
"they shouted happily"
in an unexpectedly lucky way
"happily he was not injured"
By chance; perhaps.
By good chance; fortunately, successfully.
In a happy or cheerful manner; with happiness.
With good will; in all happiness; willingly.
by chance; peradventure; haply
by good fortune; fortunately; luckily
in a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife
with address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to success; with success
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Of software, used to emphasize that a program is unaware of some important fact about its environment, either because it has been fooled into believing a lie, or because it doesn't care. The sense of ‘happy’ here is not that of elation, but rather that of blissful ignorance. “The program continues to run, happily unaware that its output is going to /dev/null.” Also used to suggest that a program or device would really rather be doing something destructive, and is being given an opportunity to do so. “If you enter an O here instead of a zero, the program will happily erase all your data.” Nevertheless, use of this term implies a basically benign attitude towards the program: It didn't mean any harm, it was just eager to do its job. We'd like to be angry at it but we shouldn't, we should try to understand it instead. The adjective “cheerfully” is often used in exactly the same way.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'happily' in Adverbs Frequency: #310
The numerical value of happily in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of happily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of happily in a Sentence
If you wish to live happily get integrated with your family, if life has to be spent wonderfully...devote time to your family. Big or small, any size, be there for your family and MickeyMize. Today is world family day so please share this, for this world is a ONE BIG FAMILY.
Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.
The markets can live happily with Pence, on trade in particular, pence would get along far better with the Chamber of Commerce and the free trade advocates. He'd shy away from tariffs.
She was not settled happily in New Cannan, intending to live there happily ever after.
I know how to write forever. I don't think I could have happily stayed here in the world if I did not have a way of thinking about it, which is what writing is for me. It's control. Nobody tells me what to do. It's mine, it's free, and it's a way of thinking. It's pure knowledge.
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Translations for happily
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- alegrement, feliçment, afortunadamentCatalan, Valencian
- fröhlich, bereitwillig, glücklich, glücklicherweise, gerneGerman
- afortunadamente, alegremente, dichosamente, felizmente, de buena ganaSpanish
- onnellisesti, halukkaasti, onneksiFinnish
- par bonheur, gaiement, volontiers, joyeusement, heureusementFrench
- volentieri, felicemente, fortunatamenteItalian
- 運良く, 楽しく, 快くJapanese
- propense, feliciter, libenter, sponte, grate, prolixeLatin
- felizmente, alegrementePortuguese
- счастливо, охотно, к счастью, с радостью, с удовольствиемRussian
- радо, са задовљством, sretno, с радошћуSerbo-Croatian
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