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[spesh-ee-al-i-tee] /ˌspɛʃ iˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural specialities. Chiefly British
Origin of speciality
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English specialite < Late Latin speciālitās; see specialty Unabridged
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  • Getting up close and personal with these gentle giants of the deep is our speciality.
  • It is implicitly bound to the question, whether there exist an elementary speciality called life ort not.
  • It was at one time believed that plants have the power of imparting their own speciality to their wearer.
  • Second of all, my study results are from an independent study published by scientists whose speciality is polar bear biology.
  • There is always room to fit your speciality field into the broader context of the existing narrative.
  • Who will talk to their peers about you when they hear about an opening in your speciality.
  • Instead of chasing after the entire body of knowledge, everyone focuses in on their speciality and hones it.
  • Locally caught seafood is a speciality for lunch and evening restaurant sittings.
  • The restaurant also offers a variety of sushi and speciality vegetable dishes.
  • The rooms range from regular hotel rooms to speciality suites, many of which have a fireplace.
British Dictionary definitions for speciality


noun (pl) -ties
a special interest or skill
  1. a service or product specialized in, as at a restaurant: roast beef was a speciality of the house
  2. (as modifier): a speciality dish
a special or distinguishing feature or characteristic
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