sin·​glet | \ ˈsiŋ-glət How to pronounce singlet (audio) \

Definition of singlet

1 [from its having only one thickness of cloth] chiefly British : an athletic jersey also : undershirt
2 : an atom or molecule that has no net electronic magnetic moment also : an excited state of an atom or molecule that is a singlet

Examples of singlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His victory was simply putting on the singlet again. Niles Kruger, Detroit Free Press, "Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Mich. teen was given days to live. Then a miracle happened.," 24 Feb. 2020 Rolla offers two uniform options to allay those fears – the singlet or fight shorts and compression tops. Jon Solomon, USA TODAY, "How one high school wrestling team dramatically increased participation by putting kids first," 30 Jan. 2020 Lining the walls are tattered black-and-white photographs of teams past — all boys — posing defiantly in their singlets (tight, spandex-like uniforms), looking stoic. Danielle Campoamor, Teen Vogue, "The First All-Girls Varsity Wrestling Team in New York Isn't Focused on Making History," 6 Mar. 2020 Manzano raced in unbranded singlets and resorted to trying to sell t-shirts to make some money. Chris Chavez,, "Olympic Silver Medalist Leo Manzano Retires After Accomplished Career," 28 July 2019 Little Santino stole the show, dressed up in a miniature version of his dad’s wrestling singlet — complete with a curly mullet wig. Rosy Cordero,, "Mario Lopez's kids (and dog!) dressed up as Saved by the Bell cast for Halloween," 31 Oct. 2019 There is only one portrait in the entire series, of a young man dressed in a wrestling singlet, crouching down as if about to begin a fight. Coralie Kraft, The New Yorker, "Life in Alaska During the Round-the-Clock Darkness of Polar Night," 29 Sep. 2019 In the study, the singlet oxygen in turn could break down molecules of a lab-safe molecular cousin of mustard gas both inside and outside the pores. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Crystalline nets harvest water from desert air, turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel," 3 Sep. 2019 When a woman in a midriff-baring singlet top and cutoff shorts walked by, the men complained that any new rules should apply to everyone equally. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "A mainstay of the Chinese summer, the ‘Beijing Bikini,’ is under threat," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of singlet

circa 1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of singlet was circa 1746

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5 May 2020

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“Singlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of singlet

chiefly British : a shirt that has no sleeves or collar and that is worn for playing sports

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