Definition of speciality in English:

speciality

noun

  • British term for specialty
    • ‘Its speciality is coffee mugs with the stamp ‘Bone Tibet’.’
    • ‘One speciality of Nurnberg craftsmen was metalworking.’
    • ‘Keeping people at arm's length was my speciality.’
    • ‘He has won medals in both the 100m and 200m, but his speciality is the 200m.’
    • ‘The third speciality of the artist were landscapes prints.’
    • ‘Cleaning and tidying was not her speciality.’
    • ‘Such thinkers rarely wish to venture outside their speciality, and rarely wish to comment on large-scale issues.’
    • ‘‘Ice wine’ is a speciality of these parts.’
    • ‘New workers were and still are assigned randomly to different specialities.’
    • ‘The management of pain is the speciality of Dr Andrew Lawson.’
    • ‘Desultory talk is a speciality of mine’
    • ‘A speciality of Ma Li is the so-called woodblock reduction technique that he and other artists developed in Yunnan.’
    forte, strong point, strength, métier, long suit, strong suit, talent, skill, bent, gift, claim to fame, department, pièce de résistance
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Origin

Late Middle English (denoting the quality of being special or distinctive): from Old French especialite or late Latin specialitas, from Latin specialis (see special).

Pronunciation

speciality

/ˌspeSHēˈalədē//ˌspɛʃiˈælədi/