Definition of speciality in US English:

speciality

nounPlural specialities

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