Meaning of “especially” - Learner’s Dictionary


adverb us uk /ɪˈspeʃəli/
Extra Examples
This year has been especially difficult for us.Many people, especially girls, exercise too little.Cyclists should wear a helmet especially if using fast roads.The pollution is bad, especially in cities.I hate getting up, especially on cold winter mornings.

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.

for one particular person, purpose, or reason:

I cooked this meal especially for you.

(Definition of “especially” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)