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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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Examples from the Web for specialities

Historical Examples

  • 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


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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