specialty: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (spesh'ul-tē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -ties,
- a special or distinctive quality, mark, state, or condition.
- a special subject of study, line of work, area of interest, or the like: His specialty is art criticism.
- an article or service particularly dealt in, rendered, manufactured, etc., or one to which the provider, dealer, or manufacturer claims to devote special care: The manufacturer's specialty is fine hats.
- an article of unusual or superior design or quality.
- a novelty; a new article.
- an article with such strong consumer demand that it is at least partially removed from price competition.
- a special or particular point, item, matter, characteristic, or peculiarity.
- a special agreement, contract, etc., expressed in an instrument under seal.
- a negotiable instrument not under seal.
- (in vaudeville) specialty actor; specialty act.
- performing or performed in a manner that is unusual or not customary for a type of act, esp. a performance involving dexterity or ingenuity, as a patter song:specialty actor; specialty act.
- (of a song or dance) isolated from the rest of the show:specialty number.
- specialty (Thesaurus)