heureusement

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

heureux (happy) +‎ -ment

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (mute h) IPA(key): /œ.ʁøz.mɑ̃/, /ø.ʁøz.mɑ̃/
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

heureusement

  1. luckily, fortunately
  2. happily

Interjection[edit]

heureusement !

  1. (informal) and a good job too! and a good thing too! well that's lucky! I'm glad to hear it! it's just as well! thank goodness!
    Synonym: encore heureux

Usage notes[edit]

Generally followed by a subordinate clause (while its synonym encore heureux is generally preferred when used as a standalone interjection): heureusement que ...: "it's lucky that ...", "luckily, ...", "fortunately, ...", "it's just as well that ...", "at least ..."

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