[ adverb ] to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common


"he was particularly fussy about spelling" "a particularly gruesome attack" "under peculiarly tragic circumstances" "an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger"

Used in print

(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)

One might have expected that such a violent epoch of transition would have destroyed the creative flair of a composer , especially one whose works were so fluent and spontaneous .

economic security and cultural opportunities , incisive idioms , social fermentations for a new national ideology - a sympathetic public and a large body of performers especially trained to fulfill his purpose .

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

Roy_Mason is essentially a landscape painter whose style and direction has a kinship with the English watercolorists of the early nineteenth century , especially the beautifully patterned art of John_Sell_Cotman .

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Also , beware of open_end policies , especially in the medical field .

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

They are struggling to meet the demand for camping space , but families are being turned_away , especially on holiday weekends .

[ adverb ] in a special manner




"a specially arranged dinner"