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speciallyadverb

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.
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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.
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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…
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