par·​tic·​u·​lar·​ly | \pər-ˈti-kyə-(lər-)lē, pə-ˈti-kyə-(lər-)lē, -ˈti-kyə-lə-lē;-ˈti-k(ə-)lē; 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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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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Although, you could be tracked, but you aren’t particularly tracked. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Microsoft is more valuable than Apple again. Why?," 30 Nov. 2018 Despite the new environment, Fallout 76 reuses a lot of assets from previous games in the series, particularly Fallout 4. Sarah Leboeuf, Ars Technica, "Two weeks in, Fallout 76 is a lonely, glitchy, flawed mess," 28 Nov. 2018 The crisis is particularly acute in the U.S., where prosecutors in more than a dozen states have announced investigations into abuse and cover-up following the revelations of the Pennsylvania grand jury report. Nicole Winfield, The Seattle Times, "Pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role amid crisis," 13 Nov. 2018 This is particularly acute among young people of color in areas lacking government and social investment. Rachel Anspach, Teen Vogue, "Trump's Policies Are Increasing Teen Stress and Eroding Mental Health," 12 Nov. 2018 Fans of the country singer were particularly devastated that Buck's final performance with Chevel Shepherd didn't even air on television. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Mikele Buck's Elimination From 'The Voice' Sparks Controversy: 'I'm Truly Shocked'," 23 Oct. 2018 Given that the Republican congressional coalition depends on white college voters, particularly those living in the suburbs, this divide spells trouble for the GOP in both the short and the long run. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "A MAGA outlet just published a piece blaming Trump for the GOP midterm loss," 15 Nov. 2018 Another route, which is a good bet for Big Apple residents (particularly those who love running races throughout the year), is to opt into the 9+1 or 9+1K programs with New York Road Runners, the non-profit organization that hosts the marathon. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "4 Ways to Get Into the NYC Marathon—Plus 4 Marathons That Are Much Easier to Enter," 6 Nov. 2018 Knife options are greater today in part because culinary habits have changed, particularly our growing Southeast Asian influence. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How To Buy Kitchen Knives Like a Pro," 24 Oct. 2018

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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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living or existing for a long time

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