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singular (ˈsɪŋɡjʊlə Pronunciation for singular



  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


  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

Translations for 'singular'

  • British English: singularPronunciation for 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: مُفْرَدPronunciation for مُفْرَد
  • Brazilian Portuguese: singularPronunciation for singular
  • Chinese: 单数Pronunciation for 单数
  • Croatian: jedninaPronunciation for jednina
  • Czech: jednotné čísloPronunciation for jednotné číslo
  • Danish: entalPronunciation for ental
  • Dutch: enkelvoudsvormPronunciation for enkelvoudsvorm
  • European Spanish: singularPronunciation for singular
  • Finnish: yksikköPronunciation for yksikkökieliopillinen
  • French: singulierPronunciation for singulier
  • German: SingularPronunciation for Singular
  • Greek: ενικόςPronunciation for ενικός
  • Italian: singolarePronunciation for singolare
  • Japanese: 単数Pronunciation for 単数
  • Korean: 단수Pronunciation for 단수하나
  • Norwegian: entallPronunciation for entall
  • Polish: liczba pojedynczaPronunciation for liczba pojedyncza
  • Portuguese: singularPronunciation for singular
  • Romanian: singular
  • Russian: единственное числоPronunciation for единственное число
  • Spanish: singularPronunciation for singular
  • Swedish: singularPronunciation for singular
  • Thai: เอกพจน์Pronunciation for เอกพจน์
  • Turkish: tekilPronunciation for tekil
  • Ukrainian: однина
  • Vietnamese: dạng số ítPronunciation for 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'

A man's will, he believed, the will to power over himself, was a singular , godlike quality.
Zindell, David The Broken God
Content, though, will remain the singular differentiator for radio stations.
Business Today (2000)
Linda knows of Cole's affairs, but adores him and believes they can ``be singular as a couple '.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
One senses that a new type of dialogue is being created - with Browne's singular broadcasting sensibility in the forefront.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The first person singular has been eradicated from her speech.
Alex George LOVE YOU MADLY (2002)
The money issue has been exacerbated by the Crouch's singular fundraising techniques.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
The new Citroen C3 is just that: a car of singular character.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Ultimately genera ( singular genus) are divided into groups of closely related species.
McMonagle, D. Science Basic Facts
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


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