especially

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪˈspɛʃəli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪˈspɛʃəli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(i speshə lē)


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especially

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. this [gift, song, poem] is especially for you
  2. was [made, designed, purchased] especially for you
  3. [did, made, sang] it especially for you
  4. is especially [important, good, interesting] (to, that)
  5. especially important in [growing children, pregnant women]
  6. is especially [hard, difficult, tough] when
  7. is especially [hard] for [those, people] who
  8. be especially [careful, watchful, alert] for
  9. it's especially [hot] here in [July]
  10. it's [hot, cold] here, especially in [July]
  11. especially in [London, my family, rural areas]
  12. [hate, can't stand] sports, especially [football, soccer]
  13. especially if you [want to, are familiar with]
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