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"specially" in British English

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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 ​particularpurpose: 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 ​operahouse in 1871.

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

"specially" in American English

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speciallyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈspeʃ·ə·li/
in a ​particular way or for a ​particularpurpose: Her ​wheelchair was specially ​designed for her.
(Definition of specially from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “specially”
in Arabic خُصوصًا…
in Korean 특별히…
in Portuguese especialmente…
in Catalan expressament…
in Japanese 特に, わざわざ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极其, 特别地, 尤其…
in Turkish özellikle, bilhassa, özel olarak…
in Russian специально…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極其, 特別地, 尤其…
in Italian particolarmente, a posta…
in Polish specjalnie…
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