par·​tic·​u·​lar·​ly pər-ˈti-kyə-(lər-)lē How to pronounce particularly (audio)
-ˈti-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce particularly (audio)
 also  pär-
: in a particular manner : in detail
: to an unusual degree
a particularly dry summer
particularly stormy weather
: in particular : specifically
The tools were useful, particularly the knife.

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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Particularly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


par·​tic·​u·​lar·​ly pə(r)-ˈtik-yə-(lər-)lē How to pronounce particularly (audio) -yə-lə-lē How to pronounce particularly (audio)
: in a particular manner
: to an unusual degree : especially

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