Solo definition

sōlō
A performance by a single singer or instrumentalist.
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An airplane flight made by a pilot alone, without an assistant, instructor, etc.
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Unaccompanied; alone.

Flew solo from Anchorage to Miami.

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To perform a solo.
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Made or done by a single individual.
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Designed for or performed by a single voice, person, or instrument.
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To perform a solo.
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To make a solo flight.
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(music) A composition or passage for an individual voice or instrument, with or without accompaniment.
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(games) Any of various card games in which one player singly opposes others.
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(music) Composed, arranged for, or performed by a single voice or instrument.
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Performing a solo.
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Without another or others; alone.
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The definition of solo is alone or done by just one person.

When a singer sings alone on stage, this is an example of a solo.

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Solo is defined as something done alone without accompaniment.

If you go to a party alone, this is an example of when you go solo.

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Solo is defined as to fly alone, sing alone or do something alone.

When you fly an airplane all by yourself with no copilot, this is an example of a time when you solo.

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Any of several card games in which each person plays, or a person may choose to play, alone against the others, without a partner.
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A musical piece or passage played or sung by one person, with or without accompaniment.
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A performance of such a piece or passage.
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A dance, pantomime, etc., for performance by one person.
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(music) A piece of music for one performer.
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A job or performance done by one person alone.
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A card game similar to whist in which each player plays against the others in turn without a partner.
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A single shot of espresso.
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Without a companion or instructor.
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Of, or relating to, a musical solo.
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To perform a solo.
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To perform something in the absence of anyone else.
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(Gaelic football) To drop the ball and then toe-kick it upward into the hands.
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To fly an airplane without a companion or an instructor, especially for the first time.
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Any performance by one person alone.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
solo
Plural:
solos

Origin of solo

  • Italian from Latin sōlus alone s(w)e- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian solo, from Latin solus, probably related to se (“himself").

    From Wiktionary