Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Luckily"

The meaning of "Luckily" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does luckily mean?
A: fortunately
Q: What does luckily mean?
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Synonyms of "Luckily" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between luckily and fortunately ?
A: They can be used the same, but "fortunately" is a higher level and is slightly more formal than "luckily"
Q: What is the difference between luckily and fortunately ?
A: They are pretty much the same, but “fortunately” is more formal.
Q: What is the difference between luckily and fortunately ?
A: They can often be used interchangeably. However, you should avoid using "luckily" when luck isn't involved.
Q: What is the difference between luckily and by luck ?
A: I am not really seeing a difference between these two (I don't use these phrases at all), but I hope someone else will see this and answer.

Luckily is an adverb, meaning that it modifies a verb (that -ly ending always gives it away.) So you would use this word to describe an action.

Luckily he saw the dollar bill on the sidewalk. It was enough to buy the winning lottery ticket.

But the phrase "by luck" is also an adverb, and would replace "luckily": By luck, he saw the dollar bill on the sidewalk...

I looked these meanings up and there does appear to be a slight difference in meaning.
"Luckily" means "by good fortune."
"By luck" means "by accident."

I did not know this. I learn something new every time I'm here.



Other questions about "Luckily"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce luckily.
A: I provided an example as well :)
Q: luckily Does this sound natural?
A: that's perfect!
Q: More harder,more luckily. Does this sound natural?
A: @song27: I think what you're trying to say here is, "He who works harder is luckier," like "If you work hard, you don't need to be lucky." Is that right?

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