solo

[So┬Ělo]

A versatile word, solo means "alone" and can be used as a verb ("I get to solo in band today"), a noun ("She sang a beautiful solo"), or an adjective (I can't wait for my solo flight").

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A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.

Noun
a flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied

Noun
any activity that is performed alone without assistance

Noun
a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

Verb
perform a piece written for a single instrument

Verb
fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers

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Adjective S.
composed or performed by a single voice or instrument; "a passage for solo clarinet"

Adverb
without anybody else; "the child stayed home alone"; "he flew solo"


a.
A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.


Solo

So"lo , n.; pl. E. Solos , It. Soli . [It., from L. solus alone. See Sole, a.] (Mus.) A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.

A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.

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Usage Examples

I've performed solo for 20 years now, but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone, you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.

I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I don't have any 60's or 70's recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.

My dad is a huge rock and roll lead guitar fan. I didn't even really know that until recently. Everything has to have a guitar solo in it.

I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control.

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.

It was pretty frightening because as we all know, when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members don't survive in solo careers.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I auditioned for a solo in church and got it. I was about seven and I sang a song called, 'Jesus, I Heard You Had a Big House' and I remember people standing up at the end and me thinking, 'Oh, I think I'm going to like this.' That's how it all began. Sounds funny to say you got your start in church, but I did.

It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life, my solo debut at Carnegie Hall. And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay Men's Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience.

It's interesting when you've been a partner with someone for so long. So now to sing solo and starting all over again I am learning that I am more bodacious than I thought. I don't know where it's coming from but I am glad.

I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking around with the audience, saying things. I'm only just learning how to do certain things.

Someone's career that I admire would have to be Justin Timberlake's because he started off on Disney and he made this huge film career and huge solo music career. I really respect him as an artist.

My solo album is dead and buried. We had the funeral. It was sad and I cried a lot but it made such a beautiful corpse that we had an open casket.

I'm taking one thing at a time. With the children and launching my solo career it would drive me to a nervous breakdown if I tried to organise a wedding on top of that.

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