Definition of singular adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɪŋɡjələ(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪŋɡjələr//
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  1. 1 (grammar) connected with or having the singular form a singular noun/verb/ending See related entries: Grammar
  2. 2(formal) very great or obvious synonym outstanding landscape of singular beauty He shows a singular lack of concern for other people’s feelings.
  3. 3(literary) unusual; strange synonym eccentric a singular style of dress
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘solitary, single’, also ‘beyond the average’): from Old French singuler, from Latin singularis, from singulus, related to simplus ‘simple’.
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