Definition of particularly in English:

particularly

adverb

  • 1To a higher degree than is usual or average.

    ‘I don't particularly want to be reminded of that time’
    as submodifier ‘particularly able students’
    • ‘With this particularly horrible invention Titian links the real world to that of myth.’
    • ‘For some reason, and I have yet to fathom why, this place isn't particularly well known.’
    • ‘She said the situation was particularly awful for patients and their families.’
    • ‘Being a councillor is a thankless job; particularly if the job is to be taken seriously.’
    • ‘She is particularly interested in the randomness of evil, the degree of chance involved.’
    • ‘I'm not going to be able to give a particularly outstanding opinion on this matter.’
    • ‘This process may have particularly serious effects for minority ethnic women.’
    • ‘It has something of a cult following and is particularly popular among students.’
    • ‘Holding the architects fully responsible for the fire may not seem particularly fair.’
    • ‘We are particularly concerned that a real role has not been established for the United Nations.’
    • ‘Two gala nights are coming up when I'll be able to introduce some particularly sparky music.’
    • ‘The umbrella is now dead, having had half its spokes bent by some particularly strong gusts.’
    • ‘In my eyes, this is an exceptionally well written book, particularly in the early chapters.’
    • ‘It is particularly bad news for the Green Party, who are usually well supported by the student body.’
    • ‘I think there is an exceptional demand for our point of view, particularly from young people.’
    • ‘The customers, to be fair, weren't making it particularly easy for the staff to cope.’
    • ‘I'm particularly pleased that I made no real driving mistakes over the past few days.’
    • ‘This property had a particularly Yin quality about it and was quite dimly lit even when the lighting was on.’
    • ‘The Jockey Club are being particularly hard on whip abuse, and quite right, too.’
    • ‘I get the impression that Jacques is not particularly happy in his current position.’
    • ‘Icelanders, who are in a particularly good position to judge, rate haddock above cod.’
    • ‘It is particularly rare as it is the only example ever to have been found complete and made of ivory.’
    • ‘They find it particularly hard to judge who are the truly outstanding students.’
    especially, specially, very, extremely, exceptionally, singularly, peculiarly, distinctly, unusually, extraordinarily, extra, uncommonly, uniquely, remarkably, strikingly, outstandingly, amazingly, incredibly, awfully, terribly, really, notably, markedly, decidedly, surprisingly, conspicuously
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    1. 1.1 Used to single out a subject to which a statement is especially applicable.
      ‘the team's defence is excellent, particularly their two centre backs’
      • ‘It is quite awkward to get at the flag, particularly when it is only seven or eight paces on the green.’
      • ‘So it should be no surprise to see Chinese firms looking to expand abroad, particularly in oil.’
      • ‘They are no strangers to excellence, particularly in the field of Rugby League.’
      • ‘The two nightclubs were popular with foreign tourists, particularly young ones.’
      • ‘All his work is imbued with an extraordinary sense of place, particularly of his native land.’
      • ‘Some things are a lot better but quite a lot is worse, particularly the influence of politics.’
      • ‘If you look at the scores, particularly away from home, these sort of results are quite possible.’
      • ‘The place itself is outstanding, particularly because of the grandstand in front of the pits.’
      • ‘A special occasion for any parents, it is particularly poignant for this family.’
      • ‘It is baffling being a man, especially now, particularly if you are ageing and English.’
      • ‘Away from the home there are many other applications, particularly for large batteries.’
      • ‘This is a real treat for animal lovers and particularly those who are not so keen on zoos.’
      • ‘Support is needed for audit, particularly for single-handed and small practices.’
      • ‘It is odd finding someone has the same name as you, particularly when it is relatively unusual.’
      • ‘This can give you a marked edge particularly when playing larger species like carp.’
      • ‘He is unusual on the tour for going it alone, particularly in the grand slam events.’
      • ‘Technology still has many surprises for us down the road, particularly in the wireless area.’
      • ‘It was difficult being a man sometimes, particularly when women reminded one of the fact that one was a man.’
      • ‘This is often quite a difficult circle to break, particularly with the younger children.’
      • ‘It was terrifying making such a big commitment, particularly with planning it for so long.’
  • 2So as to give special emphasis to a point; specifically.

    ‘he particularly asked that I should help you’
    • ‘I think the show will surprise a lot of people and that, particularly, Chris will.’
    • ‘A notable feature of unemployment is that it particularly affects young people.’
    • ‘Pharmacies sell special camouflage make up, made particularly for covering up scars.’
    • ‘We particularly need to see the principal cast, especially the Lords of the North.’
    specifically, explicitly, expressly, in particular, especially, specially
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Pronunciation

particularly

/pəˈtɪkjʊləli/