special delivery


Definition of special delivery

: expedited messenger delivery of mail matter for an extra fee

Examples of special delivery in a Sentence

She sent him a letter by special delivery.
Recent Examples on the Web The special delivery has become a family tradition for the entire family, Walsh said. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, 13 Nov. 2021 Kicking things off, an announcer revealed there was a special delivery in store. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 29 Oct. 2021 The officers also purchased two bike locks and then surprised Bryan at his home on Wednesday afternoon with the special delivery. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 24 Sep. 2021 On Thursday, the EV giant unveiled the final version of the Model S Plaid during a special delivery event for the powerful four-door. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 11 June 2021 The special delivery is something no one in the Carpenter family will ever forget. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, 24 Dec. 2020 Guests will be able to bring letters to put into Santa's personal mailbox — with special delivery to the North Pole of course. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, 27 Nov. 2020 Because of Hurricane Zeta, the special delivery was delayed until after Halloween. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, 10 Nov. 2020 Both Hadid and Malik shared the news of their special delivery on social media last month, posting black-and-white snapshots of their daughter's tiny hands intertwined with theirs. Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of special delivery

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of special delivery was in 1865

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24 Nov 2021

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“Special delivery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20delivery. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of special delivery

: a special service that delivers mail more quickly than usual for an extra fee

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