Origin of solo

1685–95; < Italian < Latin sōlus alone

Definition for soli (2 of 3)

soli-

1

a combining form meaning “alone,” “solitary,” used in the formation of compound words: solifidian.

Origin of soli-

1
< Latin sōli-, combining form of sōlus. See sole1

Definition for soli (3 of 3)

soli-

2

a combining form meaning “sun,” used in the formation of compound words: soliform.

Origin of soli-

2
combining form representing Latin sōl sun; see -i-
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British Dictionary definitions for soli (1 of 2)

soli

/ (ˈsəʊlɪ) /

adjective, adverb

music (of a piece or passage) to be performed by or with soloistsCompare tutti

Word Origin for soli

plural of solo

British Dictionary definitions for soli (2 of 2)

Word Origin for solo

C17: via Italian from Latin sōlus alone, sole 1
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