how to pronounce singular


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singular is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of singular in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a place not just for singular views or …”

meanings of singular


  1. Referring to only one thing or person.
  2. Each; individual.
  3. Having the property that the matrix of coefficients of the new variables has a determinant equal to zero.
  4. Not equal to its own cofinality.
  5. Being only one of a larger population.
  6. Having no inverse.
  7. Out of the ordinary; curious.
  8. Engaged in by only one on a side; single.
  9. Being the only one of the kind; unique.
  10. Distinguished by superiority: peerless, unmatched, eminent, exceptional, extraordinary.


  1. That which is not general; a specific determinate instance.
  2. A form of a word that refers to only one person or thing.

singular frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word singular occurs in english on average 4.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics singular can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that singular can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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