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especially meaning

EN[ɪˈspɛʃ(ə)li]
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  • 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
          • In the sense of chief cities of colonies, especially in ancient Greece:
          • So please, don’t ablesplain to me. Especially when you have no idea about the context of what bigotry you’re trying to justify.
          • A mutation to an allele coding for P450 enzymes in corn hybrids reduces tolerance to the mesotrione and tembotrione, especially if the hybrid is homozygous for the non-functional allele.
        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.

      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.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Focus adverbs
            • Manner adverbs
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ly
            Difficultness: Level 1
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            Definiteness: Level 7
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            Other Vocabulary

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