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From Latin singultus.

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singult (plural singults)

  1. (obsolete) A sob.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, “Book III, Canto XI”, in The Faerie Queene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC:
      There an huge heape of singults did oppresse / His strugling soule []
    • 1613–1616, William Browne, “(please specify the page)”, in Britannia’s Pastorals. (please specify |book=1 or 2), London: [] Iohn Haviland, published 1625, →OCLC:
      So when her tears were stopp'd from either eye, / Her singults, blubberings, seem'd to make them fly

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