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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hap·pi·ly /ˈhæpəli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hap·pi·ly adv.
 1. By chance; peradventure; haply. [Obs.]
 2. By good fortune; fortunately; luckily.
    Preferred by conquest, happily o'erthrown.   --Waller.
 3. In a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife.
 4. With address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to insure success; with success.
 Formed by thy converse, happily to steer
 From grave to gay, from lively to severe.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- Fortunately; luckily; successfully; prosperously; contentedly; dexterously; felicitously.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in a joyous manner; "they shouted happily" [syn: merrily,
             mirthfully, gayly, blithely, jubilantly, with
             happiness] [ant: unhappily]
      2: in an unexpectedly lucky way; "happily he was not injured"
         [ant: sadly]