par·​tic·​u·​lar·​ly | \ pər-ˈti-kyə-(lər-)lē How to pronounce particularly (audio) , pə-ˈti-kyə-(lər-)lē, -ˈti-kyə-lə-lē; -ˈti-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce particularly (audio) ; also pär- \

Definition of particularly

1 : in a particular manner : in detail
2 : to an unusual degree a particularly dry summer particularly stormy weather
3 : in particular : specifically The tools were useful, particularly the knife.

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Pay particularly close attention to the second paragraph. all of you, but particularly anyone with a problem, should feel free to contact me at any time
Recent Examples on the Web That’s particularly important, Sumner said, because the GOP governor, Mike Dunleavy, has just two years left in his term. Author: Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "A Mat-Su state House race could reshuffle the Alaska Capitol’s balance of power. Here’s why.," 28 June 2020 Running counter to the idea that less is more, such series and podcasts indulge a meandering narrative style, particularly when recounting unsolved (or unjustly sentenced) crimes. Hank Stuever, Washington Post, "‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ isn’t just another true-crime docuseries. It’s a brilliant look at how the genre pulls us in.," 25 June 2020 Amid a pandemic, Clement believes CVS Health will bring particularly important benefits to Chandler. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, "CVS Health establishes new office space in Chandler, bringing up to 500 jobs," 24 June 2020 There was some tension between questioners and the witnesses, particularly when discussing Mr. Trump. Grace Segers, CBS News, "Fauci says he knows of no order to slow down coronavirus testing," 23 June 2020 Prefrontal cortex One area of the brain is particularly important for improving brain health, said Dr. Mark D’Esposito, a University of California at Berkeley neurologist associated with the project. Dallas News, "How you can supercharge your brain from the comfort of your home," 19 June 2020 The two photos were used to understand twilight brightness, particularly important given the levels of dust in the air on Mars, Mastcam co-investigator Mark Lemmon of the Space Science Institute, noted. Fox News, "NASA Curiosity takes incredible image of Earth and Venus from Mars," 16 June 2020 At UW-Stout, the system's polytechnic university, getting back to in-person learning is particularly important because of the number of hands-on, technical courses students take. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW System's 13 schools will be open this fall, but how they operate will vary from campus to campus," 14 June 2020 Conserving costs and scaling up could be particularly important for airlines, the hospitality sector and the energy industry, all of which have been hit hard by plunging demand due to the pandemic. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Next year could usher in a wave of deals as companies adapt to a new reality," 14 June 2020

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First Known Use of particularly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of particularly was in the 14th century

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1 Jul 2020

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“Particularly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of particularly

: more than usually
used to indicate someone or something that deserves special mention

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