particularly

adverb
par·​tic·​u·​lar·​ly | \ pər-ˈti-kyə-(lər-)lē , pə-ˈti-kyə-(lər-)lē, -ˈti-kyə-lə-lē; -ˈti-k(ə-)lē; 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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Synonyms & Antonyms for particularly

Synonyms

especially, specifically

Antonyms

generally

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Examples of particularly in a Sentence

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

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So, William's selection of patronage is particularly meaningful and sweet—making sure his mom's legacy lasts through his generation and beyond. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Prince William Takes Responsibility of Princess Diana's Beloved Charity, The Passage," 13 Feb. 2019 The drones know which flight path a manned RAF strike plane are scheduled to take and could fly over the route to search for enemy air defenses, particularly radar emissions and visual signs of air defense networks. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.K. Promises to Develop Drone Swarms, But on an Unrealistic Timetable," 12 Feb. 2019 The idea was that the shortages would be made up by AMD—but AMD CEO Lisa Su didn’t seem particularly interested in low-end products, either, now that AMD has the rich taste of profits in its mouth. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's Surface sales soar to nearly $2 billion, though chip shortages are hurting," 31 Jan. 2019 Jenner has already caught major flack on social media this year, particularly on Twitter. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Discusses Why "Suffering from Acne Was Debilitating" and Promotes Skin-Positivity," 18 Jan. 2019 The Quadrantid meteor shower rains light over the northern hemisphere this week, particularly on January 3 and 4. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "How To See The First Meteor Shower Of 2019," 2 Jan. 2019 On tariffs particularly, Trump crossed ideological boundaries and appealed to white working-class voters. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Democrats suddenly look strong again in the Midwest," 25 Oct. 2018 But one of the things that was interesting for me in filming him is, Stefan was not particularly, in the beginning, interested in sharing much about himself. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "The Price of Everything,," 18 Oct. 2018 The bane of my existence barks and whines at all hours of the day and night, with particularly lengthy performances beginning at 5:30 a.m. without fail. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "I Can’t Sleep Without My Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine," 11 Jan. 2019

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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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particularly

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of particularly

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

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