Definition from zikkir, the free dictionary
From Latin plurale tantum (“plural as such, plural only”).
- IPA: /plʊˌɹɑleɪ̯ˈtɑntəm/
Nounplurale tantum (plural pluralia tantum)
- (grammar) A noun (in any specific sense) that has no singular form, such as scissors (in most usage).
- Roger wasn’t sure whether “jeans” was a true plurale tantum, since the word “jean” exists and describes a type of cloth.
A noun without a singular form