Definitions for SOLOˈsoʊ loʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

so•lo*ˈsoʊ loʊ(n.)(pl.)-los or, for 1 , -li

  1. (n.)a musical composition or a part in such a composition for one performer with or without accompaniment.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. any performance, as a dance, by one person.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. a flight in an airplane during which the pilot is unaccompanied by any other person.

    Category: Aeronautics

  4. a person who works, acts, or performs alone.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. any card game in which one person plays alone against others.

    Category: Games

  6. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or being a solo.

    Category: Music and Dance

  7. (adv.)on one's own; alone:

    flying solo.

  8. (v.i.)to perform or be a solo.

    Category: Music and Dance

  9. to pilot an airplane by oneself.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Aeronautics

* (-lē).

Origin of solo:

1685–95; < It < L sōlus alone

So•loˈsoʊ loʊ(n.)

  1. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: former name of Surakarta .

Princeton's WordNet

  1. solo(noun)

    any activity that is performed alone without assistance

  2. solo(noun)

    a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

  3. solo(adj)

    a flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied

  4. solo(verb)

    composed or performed by a single voice or instrument

    "a passage for solo clarinet"

  5. solo(verb)

    fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers

  6. solo(adverb)

    perform a piece written for a single instrument

  7. alone, solo, unaccompanied(adverb)

    without anybody else or anything else

    "the child stayed home alone"; "the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing"; "he flew solo"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. solo(adjective)ˈsoʊ loʊ

    done by just one person

    a solo performance; his first solo flight; I also occasionally play and sing solo.

  2. solo(noun)ˈsoʊ loʊ

    a musical performance in which just one person plays or sings

    She sang a beautiful solo.


  1. solo(Noun)

    A piece of music for one performer.

  2. solo(Noun)

    A job or performance done by one person alone.

  3. solo(Noun)

    A card game similar to whist in which each player plays against the others in turn without a partner.

  4. solo(Noun)

    A single shot of espresso.

  5. solo(Verb)

    To perform a solo.

  6. solo(Verb)

    To perform something in the absence of anyone else.

  7. solo(Adjective)

    Without a companion or instructor.

  8. solo(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to, a musical solo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solo(adj)

    a tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice


  1. Solo

    In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer. In practice this means a number of different things, depending on the type of music and the context. The word is also used for the act of performing a solo, and sometimes for the performer. The plural is soli or the anglicised form solos. In some context these are interchangeable, but soli tends to be restricted to classical music, and tends to refer to either the solo performers or the solo passages in a single piece: it would not often be used to refer to several pieces that happen to be for single performers. Furthermore, the word soli can be used to refer to a small number of simultaneous parts assigned to single players in an orchestral composition. In the Baroque concerto grosso, the term for such a group of soloists was concertino.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SOLO' in Nouns Frequency: #2774

Anagrams of SOLO

  1. loos, Oslo

  2. Oslo

Translations for SOLO

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in which only one takes part

a solo flight in an aeroplane.

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