sin·​glet ˈsiŋ-glət How to pronounce singlet (audio)
[from its having only one thickness of cloth] chiefly British : an athletic jersey
also : undershirt
: 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 The couple — who famously once engaged in an on-air, sensual foot massage and staged a sweaty wrestling match with Consuelos in a tight singlet — returned to their unofficial post as morning TV's horniest duo with a hilarious innuendo at the top of Wednesday's show. Joey Nolfi,, 20 Mar. 2024 Mourners filed past tables laden with memories: photos of Allen with his wife and their two young children, an Odessa High School wrestling singlet and headgear, a football jersey, mementos memorializing Allen’s career in law enforcement. Nathan Pilling, Kansas City Star, 8 Mar. 2024 Other faces are fully exposed, wearing only their singlets. Braidon Nourse, The Denver Post, 17 Feb. 2024 Between brandishing wrestling singlets and making jokes about a girthy chorizo — and, as of today, an extremely sensual foot massage segment that had one of its cohosts in tears — Live With Kelly & Mark is quickly becoming the horniest hour on daytime TV. Joey Nolfi,, 9 Aug. 2023 Depending on how the spin states of the molecules line up, this process can generate two types of excitons: singlets and triplets. IEEE Spectrum, 19 Dec. 2023 The diaphanous fabrics and singlets and halter tops that made headlines in June returned, this time pushed to extremes. José Criales-Unzueta, Vogue, 12 Oct. 2023 The vests and tank tops that dominated the runways last year—and that have now taken over the streets—have been replaced by halter tops and singlets, exposing the almost-always thin bodies that wore them (but that’s a story for a different report). José Criales-Unzueta, Vogue, 30 June 2023 Mark Consuelos stripped down to a singlet and took on the NCAA national wrestling champion on Thursday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Mark. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 8 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of singlet was circa 1746

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“Singlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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sin·​glet ˈsiŋ-glət How to pronounce singlet (audio)
chiefly British

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