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single

USAGE NOTE
This word is used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
single(
seeng
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gleh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (music)
a. single
El primer single extraído del último álbum del grupo tuvo mucho éxito.The first single from the band's latest album was very successful.
2. (sports)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. singles
Andy Murray juega singles pero su hermano Jamie se especializa en los dobles.Andy Murray plays singles but his brother Jamie specializes in doubles.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unmarried person)
a. single
La app de contactos fue concebida para singles pero muchos casados también la usan.The dating app was conceived for singles but a lot of married people also use it.
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single
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. single
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
single
1 (Música) single
2 singles (Tenis) singles
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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