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adverb happily pronunciation in British English /ˈhæpɪli/
  1. 1
    used when you are pleased about something

    Happily, she wasn’t injured in the crash.

  2. 2
    in a happy way

    Yes,’ he said, smiling happily.

    He and his wife are happily settled in their new home.

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  3. 3
    in a willing way

    I’ll happily cook the dinner if you want me to.



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