specially

adverb spe·cial·ly \ ˈspe-sh(ə-)lē \

Definition of specially

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

Examples of specially in a Sentence

  1. dresses made specially for a wedding

  2. The speech was written specially for the occasion.

  3. The room was specially designed to be used as a library.

  4. I was specially pleased with your gift.

  5. people who are not specially gifted

  6. I don't want to be treated specially.

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First Known Use of specially

14th century


SPECIALLY Defined for English Language Learners

specially

adverb

Definition of specially for English Language Learners

  • : for a special purpose

  • : to a special or unusual degree : particularly or especially

  • : in a special manner



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