Sing-sing to Sinque
(Sing"-sing`) n. (Zoöl.) The kob.
1. Bad singing or poetry.
2. A drawling or monotonous tone, as of a badly executed song.
(Sing"song`), a. Drawling; monotonous.
(Sing"song`), v. i. To write poor poetry. [R.] Tennyson.
(Sing"ster) n. A songstress. [Obs.] Wyclif.
(Sin"gu*lar) a. [OE. singuler, F. singulier, fr. L. singularius, singularis, fr. singulus single.
See Single, a.]
1. Separate or apart from others; single; distinct. [Obs.] Bacon.
And God forbid that all a companyChaucer.
Should rue a singular man's folly.
2. Engaged in by only one on a side; single. [Obs.]
To try the matter thus together in a singular combat.Holinshed.
3. (Logic) Existing by itself; single; individual.
The idea which represents one . . . determinate thing, is called a singular idea, whether simple, complex,
or compound.I. Watts.
4. (Law) Each; individual; as, to convey several parcels of land, all and singular.
5. (Gram.) Denoting one person or thing; as, the singular number; opposed to dual and plural.
6. Standing by itself; out of the ordinary course; unusual; uncommon; strange; as, a singular phenomenon.
So singular a sadnessDenham.
Must have a cause as strange as the effect.
7. Distinguished as existing in a very high degree; rarely equaled; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional; as, a
man of singular gravity or attainments.
8. Departing from general usage or expectations; odd; whimsical; often implying disapproval or censure.
None seconded, as out of season judged,
Or singular and rash.
To be singular in anything that is wise and worthy, is not a disparagement, but a praise.Tillotson.
9. Being alone; belonging to, or being, that of which there is but one; unique.
These busts of the emperors and empresses are all very scarce, and some of them almost singular in
their kind.Addison. Singular point in a curve (Math.), a point at which the curve possesses some peculiar properties not
possessed by other points of the curve, as a cusp point, or a multiple point. Singular proposition
(Logic), a proposition having as its subject a singular term, or a common term limited to an individual
by means of a singular sign. Whately. Singular succession (Civil Law), division among individual