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
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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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7 Aug 2022

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“Particularly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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