Meaning of “particularly” in the English Dictionary

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"particularly" in British English

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uk /pəˈtɪk.jə.lə.li/ us /pɚˈtɪk.jə.lɚ.li/

B1 especially, or more than usual:

We're particularly interested to hear from people who speak two or more European languages.
I didn't particularly want to go, but I had to.

More examples

  • I was never a particularly academic child.
  • Neither one of us is particularly interested in gardening.
  • They don't seem particularly worried about the situation.
  • His books aren't particularly well-written, but they're always entertaining.
  • This was a particularly brutal and cowardly attack.

(Definition of “particularly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"particularly" in American English

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us /pərˈtɪk·jə·lər·li, pəˈtɪk-/

very or very much; especially:

We’re particularly interested in hearing from people who are fluent in both Spanish and English.

(Definition of “particularly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)