1Linguisticssingularthe singular form of the word — el singular de la palabra
- the second person singular of the verb — la segunda persona del singular del verbo
- In American English, collective nouns usually take a singular verb.
- ‘Please inform the writers that the names of teams take the singular verb,’ he says.
- There are other singular words for classes or units of people.
- Plural pronouns with nominally singular antecedents like ‘everyone’ have been a major battlefield in the grammar wars.
- And the singular subject ‘vehicle’ should be followed by the singular verb ‘is’.
2.1formal (exceptional)(beauty/achievement) singular formal
- She grew up to be a lady of singular beauty and was much sought after.
- Every sip confirms that Bacardi Big Apple Rum is a singular taste sensation.
- They had a singular beauty, outstanding amongst the exotic growth of fern and ponga on the slopes below.
- A better introduction to the label would be harder to imagine, as the singles capture the remarkable beauty of Cold Blue's singular sound.
- But persevere with Lear because, while he is no Turner, taken on his own terms he has much to offer in works of a singular beauty which contain the clues to personal tragedy.
- March Madness is a thing of singular beauty in the ugly, wretched cesspit that is college sports.
- The Beatles were four distinct personalities joined as a singular force in the rebellious 1960s, influencing everything from hair styles to music.
- But perhaps even more astonishing is how this singular American victory has disappeared from public consciousness.
- He was a singular man with an astonishing career, but at the same time, as the author notes, he was ‘an opportunist without a detailed blueprint’.
- His hands were of singular delicacy and beauty.
- More than anything else, this set highlights how singular and amazing Wire were at their peak.
- Christmas, of course, is a special case, and Dunkeld Cathedral is a place of singular beauty, but the trend still needs some explanation.
- No one else does with available light what Godard does, which brings about a singular beauty.
- The pain etched on the face of every single Lisbon Lion was proof, if any were needed, of the remarkable bonding achieved by this singular football team.
- In the south, it took ten years before the new leader, Albert Reynolds, read the signals and acted with singular courage.
- Packed in a special blue box, they are known for their singular and impressive taste experience that is the quintessence of coffee.
- In spite of its arbitrariness, that hypothesis had a singular fortune, for it dominated Western thought in one form or another almost until the eighteenth century.
- We are constantly delighted and surprised with the singular beauty, humor, and depth of these cultural artifacts.
- Yasmine said that it was her singular good fortune to meet the ideal literary editor.
- This was as singular a manifestation of male charisma, intimidating and awesome, as I have ever seen.
2.2formal (unusual)(occurrence/appearance/adventure) raro(adventure/appearance/occurrence) extraño(appearance/occurrence/adventure) singular
- Plans are conceived of as singular intentions, regarded as incongruous within a diverse society.
- In one of the more bizarre twists in a truly singular career, August 1968 saw The Incredible String Band in upstate New York as part of the Woodstock festival.
- They are reputed persons of a singular, wayward, and eccentric character.
- His escape was all the more remarkable, given his singular appearance.
- It's kind of like we've demonised injecting drug users to be very singular people.
- Barely are we into what is broadly described as ‘recovery’ than we see already a strange and singular characteristic.
- He never strayed from the sinister, sensitive steps that marked his strange and singular songwriting path.
1singular masculinein the singular — en singular
- Feminine contrasts with both masculine and neuter, not only in the nominative and accusative singular, but in the genitive and dative singular as well.
- So far I have been speaking about the NRB report in the singular.
- You may have noticed I said rod in the singular in that last paragraph, with good reason.
- Although we refer to ‘the sodium pump’ and others in the singular, a single cell may have for example, hundreds of thousands of sodium pumps, with the number varying to suit local conditions.
- This refers back to the dialectical relationship between movements in the plural and a movement in the singular.