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English adjective: singular

1. singular unusual or striking

SamplesA remarkable sight.
Such poise is singular in one so young.




2. singular beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

SamplesA curious hybrid accent.
Her speech has a funny twang.
They have some funny ideas about war.
Had an odd name.
The peculiar aromatic odor of cloves.
Something definitely queer about this town.
What a rum fellow.
Singular behavior.

Synonymscurious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy

Similarstrange, unusual


3. singular being a single and separate person or thing

SamplesCan the singular person be understood apart from his culture?.
Every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind.

Similarindividual, single


4. singular composed of one member, set, or kind


5. singular grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit


6. singular the single one of its kind

SamplesA singular example.
The unique existing example of Donne's handwriting.
A unique copy of an ancient manuscript.
Certain types of problems have unique solutions.




English noun: singular

1. singular (communication) the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton

Synonymssingular form

Broader (hypernym)descriptor, form, signifier, word form

Antonymsplural, plural form

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