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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
References in classic literature ?
So, sitting at the dear little piano, Beth softly touched the keys, and in the sweet voice they had never thought to hear again, sang to her own accompaniment the quaint hymn, which was a singularly fitting song for her.
exclaimed the savage, whose treacherous aim was so singularly and so unexpectedly interrupted.
Either this remembrance is singularly distinct, or this consciousness strangely dim
His position is then one of the most singularly irksome, and, in every contingency, disagreeable, that a wretched mortal can possibly occupy; with seldom an alternative of good on either hand, although what presents itself to him as the worst event may very probably be the best.
This was so singularly the case that it had presumably much to do with the fact as to which, at the present day, I am at a loss for a different explanation: I allude to my unnatural composure on the subject of another school for Miles.
So that there are instances among them of men, who, named with Scripture names --a singularly common fashion on the island --and in childhood naturally imbibing the stately dramatic thee and thou of the Quaker idiom; still, from the audacious, daring, and boundless adventure of their subsequent lives, strangely blend with these unoutgrown peculiarities, a thousand bold dashes of character, not unworthy a Scandinavian sea-king, or a poetical Pagan Roman.
The unmanufactured sperm oil possesses a singularly cleansing virtue.
Exercise had given a brilliant hue to her cheeks, and heightened the effect of her singularly transparent skin, and golden hair.
This is the distance by pedometer; the guide-book and the Imperial Ordinance maps make it only ten and a quarter--a surprising blunder, for these two authorities are usually singularly accurate in the matter of distances.
The impression which I had received respecting the character and condition of the people of the north, I found to be singularly erroneous.
Knightley, as to think he deserved even her dearest Emma; and it was in every respect so proper, suitable, and unexceptionable a connexion, and in one respect, one point of the highest importance, so peculiarly eligible, so singularly fortunate, that now it seemed as if Emma could not safely have attached herself to any other creature, and that she had herself been the stupidest of beings in not having thought of it, and wished it long ago.
No, certainly, not often; because Miss Temple has generally something to say which is newer than my own reflections; her language is singularly agreeable to me, and the information she communicates is often just what I wished to gain.