Definition of particularly in US 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’
    • ‘It is particularly rare as it is the only example ever to have been found complete and made of ivory.’
    • ‘For some reason, and I have yet to fathom why, this place isn't particularly well known.’
    • ‘I'm particularly pleased that I made no real driving mistakes over the past few days.’
    • ‘With this particularly horrible invention Titian links the real world to that of myth.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Being a councillor is a thankless job; particularly if the job is to be taken seriously.’
    • ‘It is particularly bad news for the Green Party, who are usually well supported by the student body.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The umbrella is now dead, having had half its spokes bent by some particularly strong gusts.’
    • ‘I think there is an exceptional demand for our point of view, particularly from young people.’
    • ‘Two gala nights are coming up when I'll be able to introduce some particularly sparky music.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They find it particularly hard to judge who are the truly outstanding students.’
    • ‘She is particularly interested in the randomness of evil, the degree of chance involved.’
    • ‘I get the impression that Jacques is not particularly happy in his current position.’
    • ‘She said the situation was particularly awful for patients and their families.’
    • ‘It has something of a cult following and is particularly popular among students.’
    • ‘In my eyes, this is an exceptionally well written book, particularly in the early chapters.’
    • ‘Icelanders, who are in a particularly good position to judge, rate haddock above cod.’
    • ‘The customers, to be fair, weren't making it particularly easy for the staff to cope.’
    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 defense is excellent, particularly their two center backs’
      • ‘If you look at the scores, particularly away from home, these sort of results are quite possible.’
      • ‘All his work is imbued with an extraordinary sense of place, particularly of his native land.’
      • ‘They are no strangers to excellence, particularly in the field of Rugby League.’
      • ‘It is odd finding someone has the same name as you, particularly when it is relatively unusual.’
      • ‘The two nightclubs were popular with foreign tourists, particularly young ones.’
      • ‘It was terrifying making such a big commitment, particularly with planning it for so long.’
      • ‘So it should be no surprise to see Chinese firms looking to expand abroad, particularly in oil.’
      • ‘He is unusual on the tour for going it alone, particularly in the grand slam events.’
      • ‘Some things are a lot better but quite a lot is worse, particularly the influence of politics.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘A special occasion for any parents, it is particularly poignant for this family.’
      • ‘It is quite awkward to get at the flag, particularly when it is only seven or eight paces on the green.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This is often quite a difficult circle to break, particularly with the younger children.’
      • ‘This can give you a marked edge particularly when playing larger species like carp.’
      • ‘Away from the home there are many other applications, particularly for large batteries.’
      • ‘The place itself is outstanding, particularly because of the grandstand in front of the pits.’
      • ‘It is baffling being a man, especially now, particularly if you are ageing and English.’
  • 2So as to give special emphasis to a point; specifically.

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

particularly

/pə(r)ˈtɪkjələrli//pə(r)ˈtikyələrlē/