Especially meaning

ĕ-spĕshə-lē, ĭ-spĕsh-
(focus) Particularly; to a greater extent than is normal.
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Especially is defined as particularly or to a greater degree.

An example of especially is when someone is a really a great cardplayer.

An example of especially is when a particular car like a Ferrari is nicer than all other cars.

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Particularly; mainly; to a marked degree; unusually.
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To an extent or degree deserving of special emphasis; particularly.
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(manner) In a special manner; specially.
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(focus) Used to place greater emphasis upon someone or something.

Invite everyone, especially Molly.

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Origin of especially