from whom or which a title or name is taken: His titular Saint is Michael.
- tit·u·lar·i·ty [tich-uh-lar-i-tee, tit-yuh-], /ˌtɪtʃ əˈlær ɪ ti, ˌtɪt yə-/, noun
- tit·u·lar·ly, adverb
- mul·ti·tit·u·lar, adjective
- non·tit·u·lar, adjective
- non·tit·u·lar·ly, adverb
- un·tit·u·lar, adjective
- un·tit·u·lar·ly, adverb
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How to use titular in a sentence
Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project, where our heroes encounter the titular killer at the center of the story, is a real place with a long and controversial history.How an unsolved murder and a public housing crisis led to Candyman | Aja Romano | August 27, 2021 | Vox
In the show, titular character Midge Maisel serves her brisket in a Pink Daisy Pyrex casserole dish, the same favored by Joan in Mad Men, sparking renewed interest in one of the earliest Pyrex prints.Want to Start Collecting Vintage Pyrex? You’ve Got Competition. | Amy McCarthy | July 9, 2021 | Eater
In this case, it’s the titular “survivorman,” Canadian filmmaker and survival expert Les Stroud.
The media company’s titular studio, which has produced unscripted fare like Netflix’s “Explained” series, has followed suit into scripted after Vox Media acquired New York Magazine in November 2019.
Her big break arrived when she was cast as the titular lead in the Disney sitcom “Sonny With a Chance” and as aspiring singer Mitchie Torres in “Camp Rock.”Demi Lovato is confronting her demons in real time | Bethonie Butler | March 25, 2021 | Washington Post
In 2002, the episode “Blame It on Lisa” took the titular family to Brazil.Mr. Simpson Goes to Washington: How Homer Influenced Politics | Asawin Suebsaeng | August 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
George Soros, also 83, is titular chairman of Soros Fund Management.Don’t Count Rupert Murdoch Out Yet: Why The Magnate Hasn’t Given Up on Time Warner | Daniel Gross | July 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For example, Mehmet Oz, the host of his titular show Dr Oz, already has an “effect” named after him.We Should Celebrate Social Media's Slaying of Robin Thicke | Tauriq Moosa | July 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ian McKellen took on the titular role in the 1995 film version of Richard III.
Laurence Fishburne is the titular character in the 1995 film of Othello.
Anthony, titular king of Portugal, died at Paris, a fugitive from the victorious arms of the Spaniards.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Janet Marward, heiress and titular baroness of Skryne in Meath, a manor worth some 200l.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
About the same time, too, the nation was deprived of its titular leader by the death of Polus Mar Shimun, their patriarch.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
Edmund, the king and martyr, to whose memory the 20th of November is sacred, was the last titular of the East Angles.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
Rionga passed his hours in native excesses, in the joy of receiving the titular rank of Vakil to the Khedive.The Life of Gordon, Volume I | Demetrius Charles Boulger
British Dictionary definitions for titular
of, relating to, or of the nature of a title
in name only
bearing a title
giving a title
RC Church designating any of certain churches in Rome to whom cardinals or bishops are attached as their nominal incumbents
the bearer of a title
the bearer of a nominal office
- titularly, adverb
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