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; also pär- How to pronounce particularly (audio) \

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


especially, specifically



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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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Its sales numbers are particularly impressive considering that it is distributed only on the East Coast and in the South. 16. Colman Andrews, azcentral, "What are the biggest beer brands in America? Here's the top 31," 19 June 2019 But trade has been particularly front and center in recent weeks. Anneken Tappe, CNN, "Stocks are flying high on trade optimism. But investors are still concerned about these 3 things," 19 June 2019 He and others are particularly focused on the format for calculating other income and deductions. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "New, confusing W-4 form is coming for 2020: What to do now to get bigger tax refund," 19 June 2019 Hallandale coach Calvin Golson said one of his star athletes, Ashantae Harvey, is not particularly outspoken. Adam Lichtenstein,, "Broward 2A-1A girls track and field athlete of the year: Ashantae Harvey, Hallandale junior," 19 June 2019 Another perk: a less pissed-off workforce, particularly, as Shake Shack points out, in the grueling restaurant industry. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Should We All Be Working Four Days a Week?," 18 June 2019 But America’s moral failing is particularly conspicuous in Sudan right now. Justin Lynch, The New Republic, "The West’s Complicity in Sudan’s Massacres," 18 June 2019 Source: Cambridge Associates For some investors, particularly large U.S. pensions with limited staff and large amounts of money to put to work, there aren’t a lot of alternatives to investing in large funds. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, "Private-Equity Firms Are Raising Bigger and Bigger Funds. They Often Don’t Deliver.," 18 June 2019 Netflix’s Jessica Jones television series has been particularly fascinated with the line between superheroes and horror. Noah Berlatsky, The Verge, "Since season 1, Jessica Jones has struggled to mix horror with superheroes," 18 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of particularly

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

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