happily

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhæpɪli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhæpəli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hapə lē)


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happily

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. he [said, smiled] happily
  2. [giggled, laughed, grinned] happily [when, on, upon]
  3. was [humming, whistling, singing] happily to herself
  4. lived happily ever after
  5. are (still) happily married
  6. have been happily married for [30 years]
  7. happily and [peacefully, comfortable, successfully]
  8. would happily [go, help you, try it]
  9. could happily do without [your wisecracks, this stress]
  10. we happily [announce, accept, combine]
  11. was happily surprised (when)
  12. happily [agreed, offered] to help
  13. happily, the situation [has changed, is very different these days]
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