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special

spe·cial

special

 
pronunciation:
spe shl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: different from others; unique.
His father designed him a special kind of knee brace.
synonyms:
distinct, distinctive, particular, unique
antonyms:
generic
similar words:
certain, definite, different, exact, individual, peculiar, precise
definition 2: out of the ordinary; better or more important than the usual.
Your birthday is a special occasion.We're going to a special restaurant to celebrate.
synonyms:
distinctive, exceptional, particular
antonyms:
ordinary, regular
similar words:
extraordinary, memorable, novel, peculiar, remarkable, uncommon, unusual
definition 3: having a particular purpose or use.
The teachers had a special meeting to discuss school safety.She uses a special needle to repair leather.
synonyms:
specialized
antonyms:
regular
similar words:
exclusive, individual, particular, peculiar, personal, private, proper, select, specific
definition 4: valued and respected; dear; close.
He is a special friend of mine.
synonyms:
bosom, close, intimate
similar words:
ardent, constant, dear, devoted, esteemed, faithful, fast, good, honored, loyal, respected, steadfast, tight, true
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sale of certain things for lower prices.
The supermarket has a special on picnic supplies this week.
synonyms:
sale
definition 2: a single television program that presents a particular event or topic.
We watched the comedy special.
derivation: specially (adv.)