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 While Changes failed to surpass the widespread success of 2015’s Purpose, the album debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 200 Chart, making it Bieber’s seventh No. 1 album and breaking the record for the youngest soloist to do so. Zoe Christen Jones,, "Was Justin Bieber’s Changes Tour Downsized Because Of The Coronavirus?," 7 Mar. 2020 The guys came together in the bootcamp stage after they each were rejected on the show as soloists. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "One Direction's Twitter Account Just Followed Zayn Malik and Fans Think a Reunion is Coming," 13 Apr. 2020 In another, John Adams conducts his , with the Icelandic pianist as soloist. Los Angeles Times, "Classical concerts to soothe a coronavirus-rattled soul: Our critic’s streaming picks," 17 Mar. 2020 Only matchbox twenty also boasts four Adult Pop Songs No. 1s that have led for at least 10 weeks each (with frontman Rob Thomas also having tallied two as a soloist). Gary Trust, Billboard, "Making More 'Memories': Maroon 5 Scores Record-Tying No. 1 on Pop Songs Airplay Chart," 3 Feb. 2020 Lin has performed as a soloist and in recitals around the United States as well as in Taiwan, South Korea, Canada and the United Kingdom. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announces Kevin Lin as its new concertmaster," 9 Jan. 2020 And there also fine performances by bass Mikhail Svetlov as the Egyptian king; baritone Nelson Martinez as Aida’s father, Amonasro; soprano Tasha Koontz as the high priestess soloist; and tenor Bernardo Bermudez as the messenger. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Power-voiced princesses highlight San Diego Opera’s season-opening ‘Aida’," 20 Oct. 2019 Yes, that means the glory of soloists, chorus and orchestra is coming at us for Symphony No. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Symphony will play the 'Rudy' soundtrack to the movie: Highlights of the 2020-21 season," 4 Mar. 2020 Saturday's auditions are open to soloists, singing groups, choirs, praise dancers, step dancers, poets, rappers and comedians. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GospelFest 2020 at Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum April 10 is holding auditions Saturday," 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of soloist

1864, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2020

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“Soloist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 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) \

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: a person who performs a solo

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