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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Examples of specially in a Sentence

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Black women have a unique set of hair care needs that aren’t easily understood—which is why the companies who create products specially formulated for our kinky, curly and coily tresses hold a special place in our hearts. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "40 Founders Of Black-Owned Hair Care Brands You Should Know About," 12 June 2020 The meals the group prepares are specially tailored to the nutrient requirements of the client's illness, Couch said. Laura Klairmont, CNN, "As food banks struggle to keep up, these CNN Heroes are getting meals to those in need," 11 June 2020 Meanwhile, Verizon runs a large digital media unit which is designing programming specially for 5G. Verizon is also partnering with Amazon to create small cloud computing data centers to host 5G apps and services. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "5G won’t be a financial cash cow for wireless carriers, report says," 10 June 2020 The company runs 50 ships specially built for vehicle transport for car companies including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, along with Ford Motor Co., Volvo AB and General Motors Co. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Car Carrier Grimaldi Waits For ‘the World to Restart’," 8 June 2020 Nearly 60 members of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team, who are specially trained for civil unrest, resigned from that unit Friday after the two officers were suspended over the incident, officials said. NBC News, "Two Buffalo officers charged with assault over police shoving 75-year-old man to ground," 6 June 2020 The staff is specially trained each year in climbing safety and rescue tactics and goes through weeks of classes before the season begins. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, Woodlands businesses reopen, expand options," 2 June 2020 The Kokama tribe has been specially hit, according to Reuters. Fox News, "Fears for Brazil's indigenous tribes as coronavirus death toll continues to climb," 5 June 2020 But being called a racist is too heavy & unfair a burden 4 most of us, specially in these troubled times. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, "Heather Morris says Glee costar Lea Michele was very 'unpleasant to work with'," 3 June 2020

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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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16 Jun 2020

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“Specially.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specially. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of specially

: for a special purpose
: to a special or unusual degree : particularly or especially
: in a special manner

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