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solitary

Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːləteri; ˈsɒlɪtəri/

Translation of solitary in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (alone) [person/disposition/life/journey] solitario a solitary place un lugar solitario or apartado
    Example sentences
    • Shrek himself (voiced by Mike Myers) is an unpleasant, solitary ogre who lives alone in a swamp.
    • I dined in solitary state, all alone in the castle's gilt-and-blue dining hall.
    • A solitary bad person sitting alone, harbouring genocidal thoughts, and wishing he ruled the world is not a problem unless he lives next to us in the trailer park.
    1.2 (single) (before noun/delante del nombre) solo not a (single) solitary person has written to me no me ha escrito ni una sola persona they haven't a solitary piece of evidence no tienen ni una sola prueba there was one solitary case hubo un único or solo caso
    Example sentences
    • Nancy & Lee also had a solitary UK hit single: the glorious, saucy, surreal ‘Did You Ever?’
    • Every single, solitary person admitted was female.
    • Laid out before you, you have 73 different types of fruit - a succulent, juicy example of every variety you can think of - but not one single, solitary apple.
    1.3 [Botany/Botánica] [Zoology/Zoología] [bee/elephant/bird] solitario
    Example sentences
    • Other faunal elements include colonial and solitary corals, encrusting bryozoans, stromatoporoids, and rare brachiopods.
    • However, little is known about costs of parental investment in insects, particularly in solitary as well as social aculeate Hymenoptera.
    • While a few hydrozoans, such as Hydra, are solitary polyps, most live in colonies made up of anywhere from a few to thousands of individual polyps.
    Example sentences
    • The solitary flowers are borne on long, wiry pedicels.
    • Petioles of huge solitary leaves of mature plants of Amorphophallus resemble tree trunks supporting an umbrella-like crown.
    • Pelliciera has solitary flowers that are accompanied by two large coloured prophylls.

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (solitary confinement) [colloquial/familiar] incomunicación (feminine) he's been in solitary for five days hace cinco días que está incomunicado 1.2 countable/numerable (recluse) [literary/literario] solitario, (masculine, feminine)

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