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Happily vs. Merrily — What's the Difference?

Happily vs. Merrily — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Happily and Merrily

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Happily

Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy
A happy child.
The happiest day of my life.
Jun 01, 2022

Merrily

Full of cheerfulness, liveliness, and good feelings
Merry revelers.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

Cheerful; willing
Happy to help.
Jun 01, 2022

Merrily

Marked by or offering fun, good feelings, and liveliness; festive
A merry evening.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

Characterized by good luck
A happy sequence of events.
Jun 01, 2022
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Merrily

Brisk
A merry pace.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

Being especially well-adapted; felicitous
A happy turn of phrase.
Jun 01, 2022

Merrily

(Archaic) Delightful or pleasing.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to use something. Often used in combination
Trigger-happy.
Jun 01, 2022

Merrily

In a cheerful or merry way.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree. Often used in combination
Money-happy.
Clothes-happy.
Jun 01, 2022

Merrily

In a merry manner; with mirth; with gayety and laughter; jovially. See Mirth, and Merry.
Merrily sing, and sport, and play.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

In a happy or cheerful manner; with happiness.
Jun 01, 2022

Merrily

In a joyous manner;
They shouted happily
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

By good chance; fortunately, successfully.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

With good will; in all happiness; willingly.
I will happily help you look for your lost wallet.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

(archaic) By chance; perhaps.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

By chance; peradventure; haply.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

By good fortune; fortunately; luckily.
Preferred by conquest, happily o'erthrown.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

In a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

With address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to insure success; with success.
Formed by thy converse, happily to steerFrom grave to gay, from lively to severe.
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

In a joyous manner;
They shouted happily
Jun 01, 2022

Happily

In an unexpectedly lucky way;
Happily he was not injured
Jun 01, 2022

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