soloist

noun
so·​lo·​ist | \ ˈsō-lə-wist , -(ˌ)lō-ist\

Definition of soloist

: one who performs a solo

Examples of soloist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Los Angeles Times British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was all set to play as a guest soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the Alex Theatre in Glendale this weekend — then Prince Harry and Megan Markle came calling. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Essential Arts: A violinist's royal wedding call, L.A.'s disappeared public art, 'Soft Power' debuts," 19 May 2018 Renowned as a former soloist with Royal Danish Ballet, Englund is beloved as a teacher and coach for her commitment to developing the whole dancer — not just technique, but inner expression, musicality, and healthy lifestyle. Karen Campbell, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston Ballet’s John Lam is set to soar in dances from Balanchine to Bournonville," 10 May 2018 At the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Joshua Weilerstein, a keen Price enthusiast, conducted her 1934 piano concerto with Aaron Diehl as the soloist. Brian Wise, WSJ, "Florence Price in Concert and on Disc: A Harvest of Rediscovery," 5 Dec. 2018 Barbra Streisand — 11 Barbra Streisand is the female soloist with the most No. 1s and is the only artist to have achieved No. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "From The Beatles to Kanye West & Beyond: Artists With the Most No. 1 Albums on the Billboard 200 Chart," 10 June 2018 The eight soloists were responsible for a good amount of the dancing and rose to the occasion, as did the large, lush corps de ballet. Ellen Dunkel, Philly.com, "Pennsylvania Ballet's 'Jewels' shines at the Academy of Music," 11 May 2018 Contributions from the evening’s vocal soloists were solid if less triumphant. Jeremy Eichler, BostonGlobe.com, "Vivid Handel and Haydn chorus lifts ‘Hercules’," 7 May 2018 The main soloists are his devoted wife, Sarada Devi (glowingly sung by soprano Elissa Johnston) and his acolyte M (the stalwart baritone Christopheren Nomura, who premiered the role). Mark Swed, latimes.com, "The Pacific Symphony lives up to its name, with the help of India," 13 Apr. 2018 The featured soloist will be symphony mainstay Jeff Thayer, whose 1708 Stradivarius violin is valued at $3 million. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Top weekend events: Cherry Blossom Festival, Mariachi competition, City Ballet's 'Giselle'," 9 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'soloist.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of soloist

1864, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about soloist

Dictionary Entries near soloist

solodize

solodous

solo home run

soloist

soloistic

Solo man

Solomon

Statistics for soloist

Last Updated

12 Feb 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for soloist

The first known use of soloist was in 1864

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for soloist

soloist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of soloist

: a person who performs a musical solo

soloist

noun
so·​lo·​ist | \ ˈsō-lə-wist \

Kids Definition of soloist

: a person who performs a solo

More from Merriam-Webster on soloist

Spanish Central: Translation of soloist

Nglish: Translation of soloist for Spanish Speakers

Comments on soloist

What made you want to look up soloist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

very full or close together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!