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adverb spe·cial·ly \ˈspe-sh(ə-)lē\

Simple Definition of specially

  • : for a special purpose

  • : to a special or unusual degree : particularly or especially

  • : in a special manner

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of specially

  1. 1 :  in a special manner <treated her friends specially>

  2. 2a :  for a special purpose <dresses made specially for the occasion>b :  in particular :  specifically <made specially for you>

  3. 3 :  especially 2 <makes a specially fine curry> <was specially pleased with the gift>

Examples of specially in a sentence

  1. dresses made specially for a wedding

  2. The speech was written specially for the occasion.

  3. The room was specially designed to be used as a library.

  4. I was specially pleased with your gift.

  5. people who are not specially gifted

  6. I don't want to be treated specially.



14th Century

First Known Use of specially

14th century

Rhymes with specially



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