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singular  (ˈsɪŋɡjʊlə

Definitions

adjective

  1. remarkable; exceptional; extraordinary   ⇒ a singular feat
  2. unusual; odd   ⇒ a singular character
  3. unique
  4. denoting a word or an inflected form of a word indicating that not more than one referent is being referred to or described
  5. (logic) of or referring to a specific thing or person as opposed to something general

noun

  1. (grammar)
    1. the singular number
    2. a singular form of a word

Derived Forms

ˈsingularly  adverb
ˈsingularness  noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin singulāris single

Synonyms

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= unusual, odd, strange, extraordinary, puzzling, curious, peculiar, eccentric, out-of-the-way, queer, oddball (informal), atypical, wacko (slang), outré, out there (slang), daggy (Australian) ( & New Zealand) (informal)

Translations for 'singular'

  • British English: singular The singular of a noun is the form of it that is used to refer to one person or thing.The singular of Inuit is Inuk.ˈsɪŋɡjʊlə NOUN
  • Arabic: مُفْرَد
  • Brazilian Portuguese: singular
  • Chinese: 单数
  • Croatian: jednina
  • Czech: jednotné číslo
  • Danish: ental
  • Dutch: enkelvoudsvorm
  • European Spanish: singular
  • Finnish: yksikkökieliopillinen
  • French: singulier
  • German: Singular
  • Greek: ενικός
  • Italian: singolare
  • Japanese: 単数
  • Korean: 단수하나
  • Norwegian: entall
  • Polish: liczba pojedyncza
  • Portuguese: singular
  • Romanian: singular
  • Russian: единственное число
  • Spanish: singular
  • Swedish: singular
  • Thai: เอกพจน์
  • Turkish: tekil
  • Ukrainian: однина
  • Vietnamese: dạng số ít
  • British English: singular The singular form of a word is the form that is used when referring to one person or thing. ADJECTIVE...the fifteen case endings of the singular form of the noun.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: singular
  • Chinese: > 单数的名词> 单單数數的
  • European Spanish: singular
  • French: singulier singulière
  • German: Singular-
  • Italian: singolare
  • Japanese: 単数形の
  • Korean: 단수의
  • Portuguese: singular
  • Spanish: singular

Example Sentences Including 'singular'

Yet, despite all the evolution and art of the cetics, in the deepest part of Hanuman's voice there vibrated a singular , primeval sound.
Zindell, David The Broken God
A man's will, he believed, the will to power over himself, was a singular , godlike quality.
Zindell, David The Broken God
The first person singular has been eradicated from her speech.
Alex George LOVE YOU MADLY (2002)

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