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specialty Syllabification: spe·cial·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈspeSHəltē/
(British also specialityˌspeSHēˈalitē)

Definition of specialty in English:

noun (plural specialties)

1A pursuit, area of study, or skill to which someone has devoted much time and effort and in which they are expert: his specialty was watercolors
forte, strong point, strength, métier, strong suit, talent, skill, bent, gift;
British speciality
informalbag, thing, cup of tea
1.1A particular branch of medicine or surgery.
1.2A product, especially a type of food, that a person or region is famous for making well: the local specialties are all seafood
British speciality, fine food/product, traditional food/product
1.3 [as modifier] Meeting particular tastes or needs: specialty potatoes for salads


Middle English (denoting special affection or attachment): shortening of Old French especialte, from especial (see special).

Words that rhyme with specialty

penalty • empty

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