specially definition, meaning - what is specially in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “specially”

See all translations

specially

adverb uk   us   /ˈspeʃ.əl.i/ (also especially)

specially adverb (VERY)

extremely or in particular: This is a specially good wine. "Is there anything you want to do this evening?" "Not specially." The children really liked the museum, specially the dinosaurs.
More examples

specially adverb (FOR ONE PURPOSE)

B1 for a particular purpose: I came here specially to see you. She has a wheelchair that was specially made for her. The opera "Aida" was specially written for the opening of the Cairo opera house in 1871.
More examples
Translations of “specially”
in Korean 특별히…
in Arabic خُصوصًا…
in Portuguese especialmente…
in Catalan expressament…
in Japanese 特に, わざわざ…
in Italian particolarmente, a posta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極其, 特別地, 尤其…
in Russian специально…
in Turkish özellikle, bilhassa, özel olarak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极其, 特别地, 尤其…
in Polish specjalnie…
(Definition of specially from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of specially?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “specially”

Definitions of “specially” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Contestants…suck on a modified vaper until they’ve filled their chest cavity with enough vaporised nicotine “e-juice” to shoot out a belch of white smoke upwards of 4ft long.

Read More