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"specially" in British English

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speciallyadverb

uk   /ˈspeʃ.əl.i/ 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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(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 particular purpose: 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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