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speciality

[spesh-ee-al-i-tee]
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noun, plural spe·ci·al·i·ties. Chiefly British.
  1. specialty.
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Origin of speciality

1400–50; late Middle English specialite < Late Latin speciālitās; see specialty
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Related Words for specialities

case, specific, article, fact, circumstance, peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, quirk, trait, facet, virtue, aspect, characteristic, quality, hobby, major, masterpiece, profession, speciality, conference

Examples from the Web for specialities

Historical Examples of specialities

  • As I heard him say one day at 'the Reform,' 'Other men have their specialities.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly

    Charles James Lever

  • Later, in a mood of concession, he inquired as to my specialities.

  • One of her specialities was the pronunciation of English words, in which she was an authority.

    Old Familiar Faces

    Theodore Watts-Dunton

  • A real native bath is one of the specialities of the country.

    Through Finland in Carts

    Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie

  • The girls who formed the Specialities, as they were called, had met for a cheerful conference.

    Betty Vivian

    L. T. Meade


British Dictionary definitions for specialities

speciality

mainly US and Canadian specialty

noun plural -ties
  1. a special interest or skill
    1. a service or product specialized in, as at a restaurantroast beef was a speciality of the house
    2. (as modifier)a speciality dish
  2. a special or distinguishing feature or characteristic
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