spe·​cial·​ly | \ ˈspe-sh(ə-)lē How to pronounce specially (audio) \

Definition of specially

1 : in a special manner treated her friends specially
2a : for a special purpose dresses made specially for the occasion
b : in particular : specifically made specially for you
3 : especially sense 2 makes a specially fine curry was specially pleased with the gift

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dresses made specially for a wedding The speech was written specially for the occasion. The room was specially designed to be used as a library. I was specially pleased with your gift. people who are not specially gifted I don't want to be treated specially. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Running on select nights from July 15 through October 29, A Taste of Passion will feature a range of 1738 Accord Royal cocktails specially curated by Rémy Martin and Usher, along with some tunes in honor of the musician’s illustrious career. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 26 July 2022 As the name might suggest, the Dyson Ball Animal is an evolution of the Dyson Ball vacuum that's specially designed to pick up pet hair. Heath Owens, Good Housekeeping, 5 July 2022 For those who are always cleaning up splashes and spills, there are bowls specially designed to keep food and water contained. Lindsay Pevny, Popular Mechanics, 24 June 2022 This handy shower wand, which can attach to your shower or a garden hose, is specially designed to make bathtime easier and speedier, even on pups with thick coats. Lauren Hubbard And Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 21 June 2022 The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is specially designed with a digital motor in the handle. Rebecca Carhart, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2022 At each dining event, guests are presented with a specially curated, multiple-course menu. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 15 June 2022 As at Snail Bar, Florez will add his specially curated selection of natural wines made by small producers around the world. Omar Mamoon, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 May 2022 In addition to the display of royal portraits, Sotheby's will mark the milestone with specially curated exhibitions of rare, aristocratic jewels and tiaras, as well as books and manuscripts with royal provenance. CNN, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of specially

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of specially was in the 14th century

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4 Aug 2022

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“Specially.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specially. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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