What is the difference between 殊{こと}に and 特{とく}に?

I've looked around on goo, and weblio, and this chiebukuro question, but I just wanted to see if anyone had anymore further input on the difference between these two words and how they're used.

Thank you!

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IMO there is very little difference in what they mean but 殊に is much more fancier than 特に. 殊に is almost never used in normal day to day speech, and is rarely used in written language.

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