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EN[ɪˈspɛʃ(ə)li] [əˈspɛʃ(ə)li] [ɛˈspɛʃ(ə)li] [ɛkˈspɛʃli]
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    Definition of especially in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore especiallySUPmost especiallySUF-ly
    1. (manner) In a special manner; specially.
      1. (focus) Particularly; to a greater extent than is normal.
        1. (focus) Used to place greater emphasis upon someone or something.
          1. Invite them all, especially Molly. ‎
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The free-exercise clause tells us that that religion is especially favored and the establishment clause tells us that it is especially feared (the state should avoid entanglement with that stuff).
          • Infants may be limited in their counteradaptations to maternally influenced microbial manipulation, especially at younger ages.
          • A sweet, charred whole tomato was overcome by its seasonings, especially garlic and black pepper, and by the cup of dark gazpacho that tasted like an unspicy virgin Mary and didn’t add any clarity.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Especially ITC show antimicrobial and antinematicidal activities, thereby being promising biofumigants.
          • Especially fungicides that contained famoxadone or fenhexamid decreased the amino acid concentration in grapes.
          • Especially ITC show antimicrobial [ 6 , 7 ] and antinematicidal [ 8 , 9 ] activities, thereby being promising biofumigants.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Focus adverbs
            • Manner adverbs
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ly

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en specially
            2. en especiall
            3. en 'specially
            4. en expecially
            5. en specialty
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of especially for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "especially" is an adverb, more specifically, a focus adverb and a manner adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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