What does SOLO mean?

Definitions for SOLOˈsoʊ loʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SOLO.

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"


  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

  2. Origin: [It., from L. solus alone. See Sole, a.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Solo

    sō′lō, n. a musical piece performed by only one voice or instrument:—pl. Sō′lōs.—adj. Sō′lō, unconcerted.—n. Sō′lōist. [It.,—L. solus, alone.]

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  2. SOLO

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for SOLO »

  1. loos, Oslo

  2. Oslo


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOLO in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOLO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janet Kennedy:

    Agree to cuddle until the snuggler drifts off, at which point the other person can retreat to their side of the bed and sleep solo for the rest of the night.

  2. Dannielle Miller:

    He hasn't died. So what might happen to Zayn Malik next ? What could happen to the band next. Could there be a great solo album out of this ? Get them thinking in a more positive frame of mind.

  3. Tina Turner:

    Barrie has always believed in me; he was the first promoter who supported me as a solo artist, and was very responsible for the success of my solo career. He and Jenny remain true and valued friends.

  4. Rookie Daniel Berger:

    If you told me I was going to finish solo second when the week started, I'd probably have taken it, right now, I am not as happy as I wish I was. It won't be the last time, so I just look at it as that.

  5. Harrison Ford:

    I think fundamentally it's that charm. I think we forget that this is not the Han Solo from the trilogy, this is a younger Han Solo, so there's a chance for him to be a different person and to still have the same charm we all know but a new take at the character.

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