Definitions for especiallyɪˈspɛʃ ə li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

es•pe•cial•ly*ɪˈspɛʃ ə li(adv.)

  1. to an exceptional degree; particularly; markedly:

    Be especially watchful.

    Category: Usage Note

  2. in particular; preeminently; above all.

  3. for a particular purpose; specifically:

    designed especially for you.

* Usage: See special.

Origin of especially:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. particularly, peculiarly, especially, specially(adverb)

    to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common

    "he was particularly fussy about spelling"; "a particularly gruesome attack"; "under peculiarly tragic circumstances"; "an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger"

  2. specially, especially(adverb)

    in a special manner

    "a specially arranged dinner"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. especially(adverb)ɪˈspɛʃ ə li

    indicates that sth is more important or increased = particularly

    Be careful driving, especially with these icy roads.

  2. especiallyɪˈspɛʃ ə li

    emphasizes one person or thing above others

    a site designed especially for teens; I don't like their music, especially not that song.

  3. especiallyɪˈspɛʃ ə li

    extra or to a higher degree; = particularly

    That one was especially good.

Wiktionary

  1. especially(Adverb)

    In a special manner; specially

  2. especially(Adverb)

    particularly; to a greater extent than is normal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Especially(adverb)

    in an especial manner; chiefly; particularly; peculiarly; in an uncommon degree

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'especially' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #528

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'especially' in Written Corpus Frequency: #890

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'especially' in Adverbs Frequency: #75


Translations for especially

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

especially(adverb)

particularly

These insects are quite common, especially in hot countries.

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