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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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
Recent Examples on the Web Meticulously and consistently managing your login info—particularly for any accounts containing sensitive data—is more important than ever in the current climate of increasing cybercrime. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "13 Ways Businesses And Consumers Can Help Secure Their Financial Data," 13 May 2021 The measures are designed to make summer travel easier, particularly for families when parents are vaccinated and children aren't. Frank Jordans, Star Tribune, "Germany eases travel rules for vaccinated as vacations loom," 12 May 2021 The measures are designed to make summer travel easier, particularly for families when parents are vaccinated and children aren’t. Frank Jordans, USA TODAY, "Germany eases travel rules for vaccinated tourists as vacations loom," 12 May 2021 Despite these positive signs, more people — particularly women — have been drinking more alcohol. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Getting help with battling the binge," 11 May 2021 Injections of corticosteroids may be used, particularly for people with painful nodules. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, "Dear Doctor: Post vaccine, does my blood donation confer COVID-19 immunity on the recipient?," 11 May 2021 Rosenbaum’s second company — called Pegged Software, now named Arena — uses data and analytics to reduce implicit bias in the hiring process, particularly for health care companies. Pamela Wood,, "Baltimore tech entrepreneur jumps into Democratic race for Maryland governor," 11 May 2021 Because traditional summer school last year was held online, enrollment numbers are expected to keep climbing, particularly for the makeup classes, Sanders said. Mike Danahey,, "U-46′s free summer recreation programs, prep sessions and credit classes proving popular, officials say," 11 May 2021 And Spanx, the industry’s biggest success story, is seeing dramatic sales spikes, particularly for its maximum-sculpting OnCore line. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, "As life returns, so does Spanx," 8 May 2021

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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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15 May 2021

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“Particularly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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