- 1for a particular purpose, person, etc. The ring was specially made for her. a specially designed diet plan We came specially to see you.
- 2(informal) more than usual or more than other things It will be hard to work today—specially when it's so warm and sunny outside. I hate homework. Specially history. Which Word?especially / specially Especially usually means “particularly”:She loves all sports, especially swimming.It is not placed first in a sentence:I especially like sweet things. Especially I like sweet things. Specially usually means “for a particular purpose” and is often followed by a past participle, such as designed, developed, or made:a course specially designed to meet your needs She has her clothes specially made in New York. In informal spoken English , especially and specially are often used in the same way and it can be hard to hear the difference when people speak:I bought this especially/specially for you. It is especially/specially important to remember this. The adjective for both especially and specially is usually special.
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