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solo

play
noun so·lo \ˈsō-(ˌ)lō\

Simple Definition of solo

  • : a piece of music that is performed by one singer or musician

  • : something that is done without another person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of solo

plural

solos

  1. 1 or plural soli play \ˈsō-(ˌ)lē\ a :  a musical composition for a single voice or instrument with or without accompanimentb :  the featured part of a concerto or similar work

  2. 2 :  a performance in which the performer has no partner or associate :  something undertaken or done alone <a student pilot's first solo>

  3. 3 :  any of several card games in which a player elects to play without a partner against the other players

Examples of solo in a sentence

  1. She is learning to fly and she flew her first solo yesterday.



Origin and Etymology of solo

Italian, from solo alone, from Latin solus


First Known Use: 1695

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2

solo

adverb so·lo

Definition of solo

  1. :  without a companion :  alone <fly solo>



1712

First Known Use of solo

1712


3

solo

adjective so·lo

Simple Definition of solo

  • : done without another person

  • : involving or done by a single performer instead of a group

  • baseball : hit with no runners on base

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of solo

  1. 1 :  accommodating one person <a solo canoe>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a solo <a solo performance> <a solo flight>

  3. 3 :  hit with no runners on base <a solo home run>

Examples of solo in a sentence

  1. a student pilot's first solo flight

  2. She left the band last year and started a solo career.

  3. He just issued his first solo album.



1774

First Known Use of solo

1774


4

solo

verb so·lo

Simple Definition of solo

  • : to perform a piece of music without another singer or musician

  • : to fly an airplane without an instructor

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of solo

soloed

soloing

play \-(ˌ)lō-iŋ, -lə-wiŋ\
  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to perform by oneself: asa :  to perform a musical solob :  to fly an airplane without one's instructor on board

    2. transitive verb
    3. 1 :  to fly (as an airplane) alone

    4. 2 :  to climb (as a mountain) alone

    Examples of solo in a sentence

    1. The guitarist solos on practically every song.

    2. She soloed for the first time yesterday.



    1886

    First Known Use of solo

    1886



    SOLO Defined for Kids

    1

    solo

    play
    noun so·lo \ˈsō-lō\

    Definition of solo for Students

    plural

    solos

    1. 1 :  a piece of music performed by one singer or musician <a piano solo>

    2. 2 :  an action done alone <The pilot flew his first solo.>




    2

    solo

    play
    adverb or adjective so·lo

    Definition of solo for Students

    1. :  without another person :  alone <fly solo> <a solo dancer>




    3

    solo

    play
    verb so·lo

    Definition of solo for Students

    soloed

    soloing

    1. :  to do something (as perform music or fly an airplane) alone or without an instructor





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