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English definition of “especially”


adverb    /ɪˈspeʃ·ə·li/
(used to emphasize the importance of one thing among others of its type or to point to one thing among others) very; particularly: He was especially fond of his youngest brother. She campaigned throughout the US, but especially in the northeast.
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