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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

Full Definition of solo

plural solos

  1. 1 or plural so·li 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

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



Origin 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

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

  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


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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

Full Definition of solo

so·loedso·lo·ing 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

    1. The guitarist solos on practically every song.

    2. She soloed for the first time yesterday.



    1886

    First Known Use of solo

    1886




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