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sin·gu·lar

 (sĭng′gyə-lər)
adj.
1. Being only one; individual; lone: a singular tree in the meadow.
2. Being the only one of a kind; unique: "Our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared" (Barack Obama).
3.
a. Being beyond what is ordinary, especially in being exceptionally good; remarkable: "Dinners with [our two friends] became the evenings we looked forward to with singular pleasure" (David Halberstam).
b. Strange or unusual: "I accordingly obeyed forthwith what I still considered a very singular summons" (Edgar Allan Poe).
4. Grammar
a. Of, relating to, or being a noun, pronoun, or adjective denoting a single person or thing or several entities considered as a single unit.
b. Of, relating to, or being a verb expressing the action or state of a single subject.
5. Logic Of or relating to the specific as distinguished from the general; individual.
n. Grammar
1. The singular number or a form designating it.
2. A word having a singular number.

[Middle English singuler, from Old French, from Latin singulāris, from singulus, single; see single.]

sin′gu·lar·ly adv.
sin′gu·lar·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.singularly - in a singular manner or to a singular degree; "Lord T. was considered singularly licentious even for the courts of Russia and Portugal; he acquired three wives and fourteen children during his Portuguese embassy alone"

singularly

singularly

adverb
In a manner or to a degree that is unusual:
Translations

singularly

[ˈsɪŋgjʊləlɪ] ADV (= extraordinarily) → extraordinariamente, singularmente
he was singularly unhelpfulno se mostró dispuesto a ayudar en absoluto
a singularly inappropriate remarkuna observación de lo más inoportuno

singularly

[ˈsɪŋgjʊrli] advsingulièrementsingular noun n (GRAMMAR)indénombrable m

singularly

adv
außerordentlich; appropriate, unattractive(ganz) besonders, überaus; he was singularly unimpresseder war ganz und gar nicht beeindruckt; he has singularly failed to achieve thiser ist mit seinem Versuch, dies zu erreichen, vollkommen gescheitert; hey are singularly lacking in originalityes fehlt ihnen ganz und gar an Originalität
(dated, = strangely) → sonderbar, eigenartig

singularly

[ˈsɪŋgjʊləlɪ] adv (frm) → singolarmente
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Our lamps threw over this place a sort of clear twilight that singularly elongated the shadows on the ground.
As to his voice, prayers, sobs, and imprecations had changed it so that at times it was of a singularly penetrating sweetness, and at others rough and almost hoarse.
Three hundred years and more of a singularly varied and vivacious sort of history
Its immense area was singularly adapted to the purpose.
He seemed, indeed, singularly fond of his own company--or, as the PERSONNEL of the Advance expressed it, "grossly addicted to evil associations.