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specialitynoun [C]

uk   /ˌspeʃ.iˈæl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/ UK

speciality noun [C] (PRODUCT)

C1 (US specialty) a ​product that is ​extremely good in a ​particularplace: Oysters are a local speciality/a speciality of the ​area. Paella is a speciality of the ​house (= a ​food that is ​unusually good in a ​particularrestaurant).

speciality noun [C] (SUBJECT)

C1 (US specialty) a ​subject that someone ​knows a lot about

speciality noun [C] (BEHAVIOUR)

C1 humorous a ​particular thing that you ​regularly do or make: Unkind ​remarks are one of his specialities.
(Definition of speciality from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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specialitynoun [C]

(plural specialities or specialities) (US also specialty) uk   us   /ˌspeʃiˈæləti/ /ˈspeʃəlti/
a ​subject that someone knows a lot about: The company's speciality in the North American ​marketmeans it is some way ​ahead of its nearest ​rival.
a ​product that a ​company or ​place is well known for because it is extremely good: Our ​restaurantoffers a superb ​menu of local specialities at ​affordableprices. The group's speciality is ​producingsoftware to ​helpdrugscompaniesfind new ​compounds.

specialityadjective

(US also specialty) uk   us   /ˌspeʃiˈæləti/
used to describe something that has been ​designed for a particular ​purpose: We're making a speciality ​product for speciality ​customers.
COMMERCE used to describe a ​store or ​company that is extremely good at ​selling a particular ​product: a specialty ​store/​retailer
(Definition of speciality from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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