specially

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

special +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

specially (not comparable)

  1. For a special purpose.
    We had this cake made specially for your birthday.
  2. (proscribed) extremely
    She's specially good at running.
  3. (proscribed) in particular
    I love all animals, specially cute furry ones.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Senses 2 and 3 are non-standard; in such cases, especially is far more common, and considered correct.

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