not only (something), but (also) (something else)

not only (something), but (also) (something else)

Being, doing, or having one thing as well as something else. The child is incredibly gifted: she not only speaks five languages, but she is an extraordinary pianist as well. The city is not only very cool and trendy, but also surprisingly affordable.
See also: but, not

not only... but (also)...

both... and...: He not only read the book, but also remembered what he had read.
See also: not