Definition of speciality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌspeʃiˈæləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌspeʃiˈæləti//
    (British English) (also specialty North American English, British English) (pl. specialities) Dining out
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  1. 1a type of food or product that a restaurant or place is famous for because it is so good Seafood is a speciality on the island. local specialities a speciality cheese shop (= one that sells many different types of cheese) Haggis is a Scottish speciality. The drink is a house speciality prepared at the table. You can find their product in speciality retailers. Wordfinderà la carte, course, cuisine, menu, order, reservation, restaurant, service charge, speciality, waiter See related entries: Dining out
  2. 2an area of work or study that somebody gives most of their attention to and knows a lot about; something that somebody is good at My speciality is international tax law.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting the quality of being special or distinctive): from Old French especialite or late Latin specialitas, from Latin specialis, from species ‘appearance’, from specere ‘to look’.