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especially

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 abbot is considered a tulku by Tibetans and called a living Buddha in Chinese — an especially revered figure who is believed to be the essence of a prominent religious leader.
          • He had given her head many times, but this time she especially enjoyed it.
          • We are especially concerned here with the question of whether certain kinds of properties associated with subjecthood are acquired prior to other kinds of properties.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Especially ITC show antimicrobial [ 6 , 7 ] and antinematicidal [ 8 , 9 ] activities, thereby being promising biofumigants.
          • Especially fungicides that contained famoxadone or fenhexamid decreased the amino acid concentration in grapes.
          • Especially ITC show antimicrobial and antinematicidal 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
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            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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            Definiteness: Level 7
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