Definition of 'singular'
Video: pronunciation of 'singular'
Example sentences containing 'singular'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
There is no grammatical objection to using any of them as a singular noun. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And that is the astonishing thing about this singular champion. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Not to do so is indicative of a singular lack of social graces. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Buyers should not be allowed to alter the singular character of clubs they invest in. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Perhaps because she wrote in the first person singular. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet this sort of use of yourself and yourselves can distinguish between singular and plural. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its staging shows a singular lack of judgment on your part. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Hardly a line does not include the first person singular. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet sometimes plural or singular agreement depends on meaning rather than strict syntax. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They and their can be singular or plural. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This singular character retains a fiercely independent grip on his craft and delivers songs of real emotional depth. The Sun (2013)No singular person plants a church. Christianity Today (2000)Everybody is a singular pronoun and requires a singular possessive pronoun: his or her. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)In fact, the catalogue boasts that there is no such thing as a singular definition. Times, Sunday Times (2011)On this, there has been a singular lack of scrutiny and accountability. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A similar misunderstanding would occur if the writer opted for her as the singular possessive pronoun. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)I still find it hard to focus on any singular thing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This first volume in a planned trilogy is an international bestseller, combining singular characters and an eerily atmospheric setting. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Now there was something singular. Middlemarch (1872)There's something singular in things. Middlemarch (1872)But part of the problem may lie in grammar, because there is no third person singular pronoun that does not refer to gender. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But having attended the press screening yesterday I can say that something absolutely singular has happened. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The chief executive's use of first-person singular pronouns. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yes, they have injuries but showed a singular lack of intent while Wolves were equally cautious as they strung five across midfield. The Sun (2010)
Trends of 'singular'
In Common Usage. singular is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'singular'
British English: singular /ˈsɪŋɡjʊlə/ NOUN
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.
- American English: singular
- Arabic: مُفْرَد
- Brazilian Portuguese: singular
- Chinese: 单数
- Croatian: jednina
- Czech: jednotné číslo
- Danish: ental
- Dutch: enkelvoudsvorm
- European Spanish: singular
- Finnish: yksikkö kieliopillinen
- French: singulier
- German: Singular
- Greek: ενικός
- Italian: singolare
- Japanese: 単数
- Korean: 단수 하나
- Norwegian: entall
- Polish: liczba pojedyncza
- European Portuguese: singular
- Romanian: singular
- Russian: единственное число
- Spanish: singular
- Swedish: singular
- Thai: เอกพจน์
- Turkish: tekil
- Ukrainian: однина
- Vietnamese: dạng số ít
British English: singular ADJECTIVE
The singular form of a word is the form that is used when referring to one person or thing.
...the fifteen case endings of the singular form of the noun.
Definition of singular from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.