special

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspɛʃəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈspɛʃəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(speshəl)

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special

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. it is [a, on] special offer
  2. [he deserves, give him] special treatment
  3. the special edition (comes with)
  4. comes with special features
  5. special [needs, educational needs, education]
  6. with a special interest in
  7. the [movie, show, scene] was full of special effects
  8. and a special thanks (goes) to
  9. [only on, for] special occasions
  10. is a very special day today because
  11. (for you) on your special day
  12. there will be special coverage of
  13. is [really, very, incredibly] special (to me)
  14. what's (so) special about ...?
  15. don't think [you're, you are] special
  16. [for, is] a (very) special person
  17. he's (a bit) special
n
  1. the [daily, nightly, weekly] specials
  2. what is today's special?
  3. [an election, a news, a television] special
  4. a [Christmas, season-ending] special
  5. an [all-night, hour-long, eight-hour] special
  6. an [online, in-store] special
  7. [today's, tonight's] special is [lobster, cheesecake]
  8. the specials [were on, flew off] the menu
  9. a special on [tomatoes, furniture] (at)
  10. there was a [queue, wait, flurry] for specials
  11. [two] specials joined the [policemen, officers, mission]
additional examples
  1. the [daily, nightly, weekly] specials
  2. it is [a, on] special offer
  3. what is today's special?
  4. [he deserves, give him] special treatment
  5. [an election, a news, a television] special
  6. the special edition (comes with)
  7. a [Christmas, season-ending] special
  8. comes with special features
  9. an [all-night, hour-long, eight-hour] special
  10. this is a special-edition [release, sale, package]
  11. an [online, in-store] special
  12. special [needs, educational needs, education]
  13. [today's, tonight's] special is [lobster, cheesecake]
  14. with a special interest in
  15. the specials [were on, flew off] the menu
  16. the [movie, show, scene] was full of special effects
  17. a special on [tomatoes, furniture] (at)
  18. and a special thanks (goes) to
  19. there was a [queue, wait, flurry] for specials
  20. [only on, for] special occasions
  21. [two] specials joined the [policemen, officers, mission]
  22. is a very special day today because
  23. (for you) on your special day
  24. there will be special coverage of
  25. is [really, very, incredibly] special (to me)
  26. what's (so) special about ...?
  27. don't think [you're, you are] special
  28. [for, is] a (very) special person
  29. he's (a bit) special
  30. special ordered it [from, for]
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