so·​lo·​ist | \ ˈsō-lə-wist How to pronounce soloist (audio) , -(ˌ)lō-ist \

Definition of soloist

: one who performs a solo

Examples of soloist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Award winning soloists Marian Vogel, who performs with the Cleveland Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall, and Tom Bonezza of the Cleveland and Blossom Orchestras will sing hymns of reflection and inspiration. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "High school friends continue making music together: Whit & Whimsey," 10 Jan. 2020 Music director laureate Edo de Waart returns to conduct Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 and Shostakovich's cello concerto, with Johannes Moser the soloist. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "20 enticing Milwaukee concerts and shows in early 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 The performance featured a parade of soloists who took center stage with their instruments and ended with kids who attended the concert dancing beside the players. Nick Mccool,, "Newton South jazz ensemble’s holiday concert raises funds for Panama trip," 21 Dec. 2019 When the Columbia Jazz Band and featured saxophonist Pete BarenBregge perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Slayton House, the concert will qualify as something new for the band and as a homecoming for the soloist. Mike Giuliano,, "Columbia Jazz Band show also a homecoming for guest soloist," 19 Sep. 2019 Founded in 1982, the Desert Chorale each summer draws two dozen top-notch professional choral singers — who are also capable soloists — from around the country. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "D-FW connections abound in N.M. performances by pianist Haochen Zhang and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale," 6 Aug. 2019 But there’s also a highlight this season: Boodoo has been preparing for her first soloist role, in the seductive Anacostia Indian pas de deux, as it’s called in this historic-Washington version of the classic ballet. Washington Post, "She’s a ballerina, a Wilhelmina model and a college student. But for Nardia Boodoo, it’s not enough.," 18 Dec. 2019 The concert will be conducted by Bruce Wood featuring local soloists, a chorus of over 150 members and an orchestra. Robert Gant, Anchorage Daily News, "Time to sleigh: Enjoy winter holiday traditions and create new ones with these upcoming events," 5 Dec. 2019 Here was a chance to savor the CSO strings en masse, minus a guest soloist. Howard Reich,, "Chicago Symphony Orchestra review: The genius of Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla," 19 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of soloist

1864, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2020

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“Soloist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of soloist

: a person who performs a musical solo


so·​lo·​ist | \ ˈsō-lə-wist How to pronounce soloist (audio) \

Kids Definition of soloist

: a person who performs a solo

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