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1 [sentence adverb] used to emphasize that something is more important or happens more with one particular thing than with others [= particularly]:
I never liked long walks, especially in winter.
Art books are expensive to produce, especially if they contain colour illustrations.
2 [+ adjective/adverb] to a particularly high degree or much more than usual [= particularly]:
I was especially fond of chocolate biscuits.
Feedback is especially important in learning skills.
A depreciation of the dollar would make US exports cheaper and especially so in Japan.
Graphics are especially well handled in the book.
3 for a particular person, purpose etc
especially for
She bought a new pair of trainers especially for the trip.

not especially

not very, or not very much:
Accidents aren't especially common, but you never know.
He didn't especially want to learn to dance.

especially, specially
It is better to use especially in front of adjectives to emphasize them, although some people also use specially The cake was especially good. This part is especially interesting. Use especially to say that something applies more to one thing or situation than to others Everyone loved it, especially the children. You should call first, especially if you're going to be late. Use specially to say that something is done or made for a particular purpose I got this specially for you. specially designed equipment!!Especially never comes at the start of a sentence He loves fruit. He especially likes kiwis (NOT Especially he likes ...).

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