adverb

  • 1[as submodifier] To a greater extent than usual; especially:

    ‘he is trying to be extra good’
    • ‘I also resolve to read the Guardian extra hard when I get home.’
    • ‘People mattered, and especially that one extra special person on which his world hinged.’
    • ‘Although the entire river is held to be sacred, Hindus believe that its source is of an extra special sanctity.’
    • ‘So we must make an extra special effort this year and see if we can win it outright!’
    • ‘I made an extra special effort to capture the essence of her performance through the lens of my daughter's digital camera.’
    • ‘Hopefully, the sun will return this Thursday night to make the evening an extra special one.’
    • ‘You're the one who always comes up with that extra cool, extra special way of doing any project.’
    • ‘Local people are being asked to make an extra special effort to give blood on the day.’
    • ‘The money raised will go to try and make an extra special Christmas for his three young children.’
    • ‘Two hours later, Mother would have a start on the dinner, an extra special dinner judging by the smell.’
    • ‘He said the firm tried to organise two different types of events every year for its staff and this time wanted to make an extra special effort.’
    • ‘They have issued a warning to people to be extra vigilant especially as the dark winter evenings set in.’
    • ‘When the cheers go up in Carlow on Sunday, let's hear an extra special one for the mums.’
    • ‘Make the holidays extra special for those on your gift list by sending them a polar bear or snowy owl gift adoption today.’
    • ‘Unlike comic books, you have to think extra hard when you read novels because there are no pictures in novels!’
    • ‘To make this an extra special night out a complimentary glass of mulled wine and a mince pie will be served!’
    • ‘Let's take some time for ourselves, and make our sewing rooms extra special!’
    • ‘Drivers are extra cautious along that particular stretch of the national highway, lest any cattle should cross the road.’
    • ‘British tourists in Kenya have been warned to be extra vigilant, particularly in the capital, Nairobi.’
    • ‘And as an extra special appreciation of his service I left him twenty of the twenty-five pence to spend on whatever he wanted.’
    exceptionally, particularly, specially, especially, very, extremely, singularly, peculiarly, distinctly
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  • 2In addition:

    ‘installation will cost about £60 extra’
    • ‘Check how much extra it will cost you to pay your insurance premium monthly.’
    • ‘Some boats make an additional charge for all pre-packaged drinks, whereas others charge extra only for alcoholic tipples.’
    • ‘She then asks how much extra it'll cost to get me added on once I pass my driving test.’
    • ‘A cassette player is considered an option and costs extra.’
    • ‘It will cost about £25,000 extra a month to keep airborne and all the money is raised by public donations.’
    • ‘This is despite the fact that cinema owners are notorious for charging at least Rs.10 extra on the ticket price.’
    • ‘I went to Walt and said, I'd to play that part, too and I won't charge you a nickel extra.’
    • ‘It cost us 19 seconds extra to pull the bodywork away to get the wheel off and then to get the other wheel on.’
    • ‘They often take you to the destination and charge a little extra.’
    • ‘There are certainly savings to be made but picking the wrong tariff could cost you £100 extra a year.’
    • ‘While some restaurants charge extra for parcelling, the rest provide parcel facility as an add-on service.’
    • ‘The dealer told me they would be glad to, but it would cost several hundred dollars extra.’
    • ‘If you want to buy a bottle - bring back a bottle or else be charged 30c extra for the new bottle.’
    • ‘As well as the weekly hotel costs, everything else costs extra.’
    • ‘The difference in the charges would be 60p extra for a two to three hour stay and 80p for a three to four hour stay.’
    • ‘Be sure to buy a comfortable chair, and spend extra for it if necessary.’
    • ‘And apparently those that are improving their parking situation, are going to charge extra for it.’
    • ‘As long as I do this before paying, the barman can charge me extra for a table if he likes, so an argument in Spanish is hopefully avoided.’
    • ‘The 10 extra we reported last week are in addition to this figure.’
    • ‘This meant he could help another child whose parents needed a little extra for some necessity or other.’
    in addition, additionally, as well, also, too, besides, over and above that, further, into the bargain, to boot
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Pronunciation:

extra

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