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English definition of “especially”

especially

adverb
 
 
/ɪˈspeʃəli/
MORE A2 more than other things or people, or much more than usual: He's always making comments about her appearance, especially her weight. She's especially interested in American poetry.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
ONLY for one particular person, purpose, or reason: I cooked this meal especially for you.Particular and individual
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