January 04, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
thankfully /ˈθæŋkfəli/ adverb
thankfully
/ˈθæŋkfəli/
adverb
Thankfully the drivers were unharmed in the accident.
Thankfully the drivers were unharmed in the accident.
Learner's definition of THANKFULLY

1 : in a way that makes you feel thankful

  • I knew I could call her if there was an emergency but thankfully [=fortunately] it wasn't necessary.

  • Thankfully, no one was hurt. [=I am glad/thankful that no one was hurt]

  • The instructions were thankfully simple.

2 old-fashioned : with a feeling of thanks

  • I always receive your calls thankfully.

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