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adverb uk   /ɪˈspeʃ.əl.i/ ( also specially) us  
A2 very much; more than usual or more than other people or things: She's not especially interested in sport. I love Australian wines, especially the white wines. for a particular reason: I chose this especially for your new house. They invited her to speak especially because of her experience in inner cities.
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