singly

[sing-glee]

adverb

apart from others; separately.
one at a time; as single units.
singlehanded; alone.

Nearby words

  1. singlet,
  2. singleton,
  3. singletrack,
  4. singletree,
  5. singlish,
  6. singsong,
  7. singspiel,
  8. singular,
  9. singular point,
  10. singularity

Origin of singly

First recorded in 1250–1300, singly is from the Middle English word senglely. See single, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for singly

singly

adverb

one at a time; one by one
apart from others; separately; alone
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Word Origin and History for singly

singly

adv.

c.1300, from single (adj.) + -ly (2).

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