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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sing-gyuh-ler]
    • /ˈsɪŋ gyə lər/
    • /ˈsɪŋ.ɡjʊ.lər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sing-gyuh-ler]
    • /ˈsɪŋ gyə lər/

Definitions of singular word

  • adjective singular extraordinary; remarkable; exceptional: a singular success. 1
  • adjective singular unusual or strange; odd; different: singular behavior. 1
  • adjective singular being the only one of its kind; distinctive; unique: a singular example. 1
  • adjective singular separate; individual. 1
  • adjective singular Grammar. noting or pertaining to a member of the category of number found in many languages that indicates that a word form has one referent or denotes one person, place, thing, or instance, as English boy and thing, which are singular nouns, or goes, a singular form of the verb go. Compare dual (def 4), plural (def 4). 1
  • adjective singular Logic. of or relating to something individual, specific, or not general. (of a proposition) containing no quantifiers, as “Socrates was mortal.”. 1

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Origin of singular

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
First recorded in 1300-50; Middle English word from Latin word singulāris. See single, -ar1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Singular


singular popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

singular usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for singular

adj singular

  • a few — small number of
  • alone — When you are alone, you are not with any other people.
  • anti-social — Someone who is anti-social is unwilling to meet and be friendly with other people.
  • arrestive — tending to arrest
  • avantgarde — the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.

noun singular

  • individuality — the particular character, or aggregate of qualities, that distinguishes one person or thing from others; sole and personal nature: a person of marked individuality.
  • ipseity — Selfhood; individual identity.

adjective singular

  • characteristic — The characteristics of a person or thing are the qualities or features that belong to them and make them recognizable.
  • designful — full of design or intention
  • eremetic — Of or pertaining to eremites, reclusive, isolated.
  • especial — Better or greater than usual; special.
  • exceptional — Unusual; not typical.

Antonyms for singular

adj singular

  • across the board — If a policy or a situation applies across the board, it affects everything or everyone in a particular group.
  • all-embracing — Something that is all-embracing includes or affects everyone or everything.
  • bifold — foldable in two places
  • binary — Binary describes something that has two different parts.
  • binate — occurring in two parts or in pairs

noun singular

  • combo — A combo is a small group of musicians who play jazz, dance, or popular music.
  • normality — conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.

adjective singular

  • double — twice as large, heavy, strong, etc.; twofold in size, amount, number, extent, etc.: a double portion; a new house double the size of the old one.
  • hybridised — Simple past tense and past participle of hybridise.
  • hybridized — Simple past tense and past participle of hybridize.
  • intermutual — (obsolete) mutual.
  • longwinded — Alternative spelling of long-winded.

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