Definition of specialty in English:


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nounplural noun specialties

(mainly British speciality)
  • 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, long suit, strong suit, talent, skill, bent, gift, claim to fame, department, pièce de résistance
    1. 1.1A product, especially a type of food, which a person or region is famous for making well.
      • ‘a restaurant serving freshly made local specialties’
    2. 1.2as modifier Meeting particular tastes or needs.
      • ‘specialty potatoes for salads’
  • 2A branch of medicine or surgery.

    area of specialization, specialty, field of study, area, branch of knowledge, medical field, surgical field
  • 3Law
    A contract under seal.



/ˈspeSH(ə)ltē/ /ˈspɛʃ(ə)lti/


Late Middle English (denoting the quality of being special or distinctive): from Old French especialite or late Latin specialitas, from Latin specialis (see special).