Definition of fortunately in English:

fortunately

adverb

  • [sentence adverb] It is fortunate that.

    ‘fortunately, no shots were fired and no one was hurt’
    • ‘Errors, fortunately, seldom occur but nonetheless are deeply regretted when they come to light.’
    • ‘The drama that followed is another story, but fortunately the couple returned in a few days.’
    • ‘I just can't get enough wild Scottish mushrooms and, fortunately, there is no shortage.’
    • ‘He knows he has to speak English and, fortunately, my Turkish has improved so I can understand him.’
    • ‘Blemishes of this kind detract from but fortunately do not destroy the excellence of so much else in this welcome volume.’
    • ‘The first lesson of politics is that many memories are short - but, fortunately, not yet too many.’
    • ‘But fortunately I've not had to learn many of these songs, just be reminded of the lyrics.’
    • ‘Finally the agency sent the girl to go and find them, which she fortunately did.’
    • ‘It would fortunately be impossible for a reviewer to give away all the dramatic shifts of Jorgenson's life.’
    • ‘We'd practised him pulling up his sleeve in case he got lost but fortunately it didn't come to that.’
    • ‘My foot slides, I feel rather worried, but fortunately I'm still taking my weight on my arms.’
    • ‘Her friend's house took a direct hit, but fortunately the family were out.’
    • ‘Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your point of view, they have not come yet.’
    • ‘He was in intensive care for a while, but fortunately is on the mend.’
    • ‘Another guy in the company, his sister, was on the train and fortunately was not injured.’
    • ‘Kids' lit is booming these days, which fortunately means there's a lot to choose from.’
    • ‘There's a lot of competition from other venues on a Saturday night, so fortunately we weren't too busy.’
    • ‘In one case a bed, which fortunately was unoccupied, was scattered with broken glass.’
    • ‘When I was a kid it was almost inevitable that there would be trouble at games and we're fortunately not at that stage yet.’
    • ‘Then there was a lightning flash and another blast, but fortunately for me no sense of any impact.’
    luckily, happily, providentially, opportunely, by good luck, by good fortune, as luck would have it, propitiously
    mercifully, thankfully
    thank goodness, thank god, thank heavens, thank the stars
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Pronunciation:

fortunately

/ˈfɔːtʃ(ə)nətli/