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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Other studies have put the figure much higher, particularly for smaller children. Emily Tate, WIRED, "When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse," 17 July 2019 His personal life, particularly for someone who has always been political and outspoken, was more complicated. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "The extraordinary trek of George Takei," 16 July 2019 The rotation is not turning Pitching is an art that requires extraordinary precision, particularly for a pitcher like Chris Sale who has so many moving parts in his crossfire delivery with a low three-quarters arm slot. Alex Speier,, "With the second half underway, here’s why the Red Sox continue to struggle against elite teams," 15 July 2019 That's why, over the last few years, pet companions have become so popular, particularly for older adults who are feeling lonely or have dementia. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "These Realistic Robotic Pets That Help Seniors With Dementia Have Rave Reviews on Amazon," 14 July 2019 This is the part that the public needs to understand, particularly for some of these kids who appear to be settling into the institutional settings. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "How the Stress of Separation and Detention Changes the Lives of Children," 13 July 2019 In order to make plastics softer, more flexible, and more transparent, they are often mixed with plasticizers, particularly for food packaging, says Ramani Narayan, a chemical engineer at Michigan State University. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "The sticky problem of plastic wrap," 12 July 2019 Their principal idea is that having 34 medical-marijuana and eleven recreational-use markets makes little sense from an economic perspective, particularly for patients and consumers. Ilya Shapiro, National Review, "Congress Needs to Settle the Looming Cannabis-Regulation Fight," 10 July 2019 Decor: Ravinia’s Tree Top restaurant, located on the dining pavilion’s second floor, offers elevated views of the park, particularly for diners with window seating. Donald Liebenson,, "Check out BMO Club of Ravinia for the drinks, snacks, views," 9 July 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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something desired as essential

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