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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.
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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

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