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singly

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adverb sin·gly \ˈsiŋ-g(ə-)lē\

Simple Definition of singly

  • : without another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of singly

  1. 1 :  without the company of others :  individually

  2. 2 :  single-handed

Examples of singly in a sentence

  1. The birds can be seen singly or in groups.

  2. <either singly or with the cooperation of other nations, we must do something about this pressing environmental issue>



14th Century

First Known Use of singly

14th century

Rhymes with singly


SINGLY Defined for Kids

singly

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adverb sin·gly \ˈsiŋ-gə-lē, ˈsiŋ-glē\

Definition of singly for Students

  1. :  one by one :  individually





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