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

Examples of exceptionally in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This, in fact, is an exceptionally high value for a severe weather setting over Washington. Washington Post, "Threat of thunderstorms with damaging winds in D.C. area on Sunday," 27 Mar. 2021 An exceptionally high number have been sidelined because of child care and other family responsibilities or health concerns. New York Times, "Uncounted in the Unemployment Rate, but They Want to Work," 15 Mar. 2021 These are earbuds for people with an energetic and sporting lifestyle, thanks to their exceptionally high rating for both water and dust proofing. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, "Klipsch McClaren F1 Edition Wireless Earbuds For Life In The Fast Lane," 11 Mar. 2021 In light of the country’s exceptionally high maternal-mortality rate, Partners in Health plans to break ground on a world-class maternal-health center this spring. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, "Paul Farmer’s Fight Against the ‘Medical Deserts’ of the World," 5 Mar. 2021 The sound is exceptionally good while the battery life is excellent. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, "Klipsch McClaren F1 Edition Wireless Earbuds For Life In The Fast Lane," 11 Mar. 2021 And while most of them are exceptionally good, the space is starting to get crowded. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Keys Soulcare Review: We Tried Everything From Alicia Keys’s New Skin-Care Line," 26 Jan. 2021 But while those vaccines are exceptionally good at preventing COVID-19 illness (90-95%), that’s not the same thing as preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Can vaccinated people still spread COVID-19? Here’s what we know.," 14 Jan. 2021 As the Talmud teaches, hearing exceptionally good tidings is reason enough to recite this blessing. Laura E. Adkins, sun-sentinel.com, "What blessing should be said for vaccine? Rabbis offer guidance," 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of exceptionally

1703, in the meaning defined above

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5 Apr 2021

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“Exceptionally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceptionally. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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