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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
          • It is known that wild birds — especially waterfowl and shorebirds — are the main and primary reservoir of AIV in nature which makes epizootological monitoring of populations of these birds necessary.
          • 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.
          • Succession is a major issue in current pond conservation management since it may eventually result in the loss of valuable habitats due to terrestrialization, especially in eutrophicated systems.
        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 expecially
            4. en 'specially
            5. en specialty
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