Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “singular”

See all translations

singular

adjective uk   /ˈsɪŋ.ɡjə.lər/ us    /-lɚ/

singular adjective (GRAMMAR)

A2 language of or relating to the form of a word used when talking or writing about one thing: a singular ending/form/noun/verb The word "woman" is singular.
More examples

singular adjective (NOTICEABLE)

[before noun] formal of an unusual quality or standard; noticeable: It was a building of singular grace and beauty. He showed a singular lack of skill in painting.

singular adjective (STRANGE)

formal unusual or strange; not ordinary

singular

Translations of “singular”
in Korean 단수의…
in Arabic مُفرَد…
in French singulier…
in Turkish tekil, eşsiz, görülmemiş…
in Italian singolare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 文法, 單數(的)…
in Russian единственное (число), исключительный…
in Polish pojedynczy, wyjątkowy…
in Spanish singular…
in Portuguese singular…
in German der Singular, singularisch…
in Catalan singular…
in Japanese 単数形の, 単数の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语法, 单数(的)…
(Definition of singular from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of singular?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “singular” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beginner's luck

unexpected success experienced by a person who is just starting a particular activity

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More