ex·​cep·​tion·​al·​ly | \ ik-ˈsep-shnə-lē How to pronounce exceptionally (audio) , -shə-nᵊl-ē\

Definition of exceptionally

: in an exceptional manner : to an exceptional degree especially : more than average or usual an exceptionally difficult task

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The quartet competed wearing USA uniforms, though Texas was represented exceptionally in addition to the top team. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Boling, Broome, Martin team up for record race," 17 June 2019 Spinach is exceptionally rich in three carotenoids: beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Healthier version of spinach dip is perfect for summer party season," 14 June 2019 This bustling Chatham stop serves exceptionally moist chicken with a screaming hot jerk sauce. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "The 5 best jerk chicken dishes on Chicago’s South Side," 13 June 2019 Two of the newcomers are exceptionally mesmerizing. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Indecent is a masterful, exquisitely rendered piece of storytelling: EW review," 12 June 2019 Singer-songwriter Kelsey Lu’s off-duty style is exceptionally eccentric. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "In “Foreign Car,” Kelsey Lu One-Ups Fashion’s Favorite Form of Selfie," 12 June 2019 Far from any mainland, its waters are nutrient poor and therefore exceptionally clear and stunningly blue. David Doubilet, National Geographic, "Life in the North Atlantic depends on this floating seaweed," 12 June 2019 For an exceptionally low price, Coleman delivers a comfortable chair with a steel frame and durable padded fabric that sets up and breaks down easily. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best Super-Portable Camp Chairs," 11 June 2019 Not surprisingly, all four scholars were exceptionally well-spoken and articulate. Vincent Andrunas, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Encouraging journalism students," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of exceptionally

1703, in the meaning defined above

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