Definition of especially
- food seems cheaper, especially meats
- built especially for research
- an especially good essay
- nothing especially radical in the remarks
He was especially concerned about the contract.
There is nothing especially radical about that idea.
Winning this tournament was especially satisfying.
I made this pie especially for you.
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: more than usually
—used to indicate something that deserves special mention
: for a particular purpose or person
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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