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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Gary Glasberg:

    We will absolutely see more of Jake in the future, i'm really enjoying what that relationship is for Ellie Bishop. The fact that Ellie Bishop is married, Ellie Bishop is content in that relationship, and there is consistency in Ellie Bishop world means a lot. And I know it means a lot in the real NCIS world because many of them are happily married.

  2. Epicurus:

    Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    After all you're looking at someone who as a young man growing up wondered if something deep inside of him meant that he would forever be an outsider, would never wear the uniform, never be accepted, never know love, and now you are looking at that same young man, a veteran, a mayor, happily married, asking for your vote for president of the United States.

  4. Martin McPhee:

    Lending remains pretty much an archaic process for banks, largely based on paper forms that are designed to give customers a poor experience, research shows that four out of five banking customers will happily leave their banks for a better customer experience.

  5. Subhankar Goldar:

    Thankfully, we could locate this woman’s family through a contact. (They) needed a lot of counseling before they filed a missing report with the police, because they were convinced that their daughter was happily married to this young, good-looking, rich guy.

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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
  • आनंद सेHindi
  • ուրախությամբArmenian
  • volentieri, felicemente, fortunatamenteItalian
  • בשמחהHebrew
  • 運良く, 楽しく, 快くJapanese
  • ಸಂತೋಷದಿಂದKannada
  • به‌خۆشیKurdish
  • propense, feliciter, libenter, sponte, grate, prolixeLatin
  • felizmente, alegrementePortuguese
  • fericitRomanian
  • счастливо, охотно, к счастью, с радостью, с удовольствиемRussian
  • радо, са задовљством, sretno, с радошћуSerbo-Croatian
  • lyckligtSwedish
  • 高高兴兴Chinese

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