[ spesh-ee-al-i-tee ]
/ ˌspɛʃ iˈæl ɪ ti /
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
Words nearby speciality
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British Dictionary definitions for specialities'
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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