What does happily mean?

Definitions for happily
ˈhæp ə lihap·pi·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word happily.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. happily, merrily, mirthfully, gayly, blithely, jubilantly(adverb)

    in a joyous manner

    "they shouted happily"

  2. happily(adverb)

    in an unexpectedly lucky way

    "happily he was not injured"

Wiktionary

  1. happily(Adverb)

    By chance; perhaps.

  2. happily(Adverb)

    By good chance; fortunately, successfully.

  3. happily(Adverb)

    In a happy or cheerful manner; with happiness.

  4. happily(Adverb)

    With good will; in all happiness; willingly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Happily(adverb)

    by chance; peradventure; haply

  2. Happily(adverb)

    by good fortune; fortunately; luckily

  3. Happily(adverb)

    in a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife

  4. Happily(adverb)

    with address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to success; with success

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. happily

    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

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'happily' in Adverbs Frequency: #310

How to pronounce happily?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say happily in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of happily in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of happily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of happily in a Sentence

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    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.

  2. Rose McGowan:

    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.

  3. Greg Valliere:

    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.

  4. Fotis Dulos:

    She was not settled happily in New Cannan, intending to live there happily ever after.

  5. Toni Morrison:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of happily

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Translations for happily

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • بِسَعادَهArabic
  • 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
  • בשמחהHebrew
  • 運良く, 楽しく, 快くJapanese
  • به‌خۆشیKurdish
  • propense, feliciter, libenter, sponte, grate, prolixeLatin
  • felizmente, alegrementePortuguese
  • счастливо, охотно, к счастью, с радостью, с удовольствиемRussian
  • радо, са задовљством, sretno, с радошћуSerbo-Croatian
  • 高高兴兴Chinese

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