[ per-tik-yuh-ler-lee, puh-tik- ]
/ pərˈtɪk yə lər li, pəˈtɪk- /


in a particular or to an exceptional degree; especially: He read it with particularly great interest.
in a particular manner; specifically; individually.
in detail; minutely.

Origin of particularly

1350–1400; Middle English. See particular, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for particularly


/ (pəˈtɪkjʊləlɪ) /


very much; exceptionallyI wasn't particularly successful
in particular; specificallypensioners, particularly the less well-off
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Word Origin and History for particularly



"in a special degree, more than others," 1670s, from particular (adj.) + -ly (2).

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