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es·pe·cial·ly

especially

 
 
pronunciation:
ih spe sh li
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: to an unusually great degree.
The chicken is especially good at this restaurant.
synonyms:
exceptionally, extraordinarily, outstandingly, particularly, uncommonly
similar words:
certainly, exceedingly, really, very
definition 2: particularly.
The trip will be expensive, especially if we go by plane.
synonyms:
certainly, particularly
similar words:
specially, specifically
definition 3: specially; uniquely.
I bought this bracelet especially for you.
synonyms:
exclusively, expressly, precisely, specifically, uniquely
similar words:
exactly, just, primarily, specially