[syn: particularly, peculiarly, especially, specially]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Specially \Spe"cial*ly\, adv.
1. In a special manner; particularly; especially. --Chaucer.
2. For a particular purpose; as, a meeting of the legislature
is specially summoned.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a special manner; "a specially arranged dinner" [syn:
2: to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common; "he
was particularly fussy about spelling"; "a particularly
gruesome attack"; "under peculiarly tragic circumstances";
"an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the
danger" [syn: particularly, peculiarly, especially,