[ spesh-ee-al-i-tee ]
/ ˌspɛʃ iˈæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural spe·ci·al·i·ties.Chiefly British.
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Origin of speciality
1400–50; late Middle English specialite<Late Latin speciālitās;see specialty
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How to use speciality in a sentence
Fanny was the one who was to entertain the Specialities on the following evening, and she made preparations accordingly.
The picnic came and went, and in course of time the day arrived when Betty was to be the honored guest of the Specialities.
She would be consulted by the other girls of the upper school, for every one consulted the Specialities on all manner of subjects.
The Specialities were very much occupied making arrangements for the evening.
Of keeping something back from me which, as a member of the Specialities, you have no right whatever to do.
British Dictionary definitions for speciality
mainly US and Canadian specialty
/ (ˌspɛʃɪˈælɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
a special interest or skill
- a service or product specialized in, as at a restaurantroast beef was a speciality of the house
- (as modifier)a speciality dish
a special or distinguishing feature or characteristic
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