noun, plural so·los, so·li [soh-lee] /ˈsoʊ li/.
verb (used without object), so·loed, so·lo·ing.
verb (used with object), so·loed, so·lo·ing.
Origin of solo
Definition for solo (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for solo
He started out with solo flights, but in this session over the desert outside Dubai he really pushes the envelope.
The mini- Monet, as many have come to know him, had his first solo exhibition shortly after.
Instead of that typical thing of playing solo after solo—been there, done that.
I remember practicing that lick [from the solo “Round Midnight” recording] years ago, learning how to do that cascade effect.
I don't mean he proved that a thirty- or forty-minute solo is necessarily better than a three-minute one.
Serena was to have danced the solo dance, and now the honor was to be Penny's.Six Girls and the Tea Room|Marion Ames Taggart
Two years after he accepted the invitation to Strasburg Theatre as solo cellist.The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
Solo for soli has the authority of Cato, who used soli for solius, and of Terence, who used solæ for the same case.Roman Sepulchral Inscriptions|John Kenrick
The Solo organ and one-third of the Pedal organ are under the first arch on the north side of the chancel.
The Altar organ, which can be played through the Solo organ keys, is under the second arch on the north side of the chancel.
British Dictionary definitions for solo
noun plural -los
- any performance, mountain climb, or other undertaking carried out by an individual without assistance from others
- (as modifier)a solo attempt
Word Origin for solo
Word Origin and History for solo
1690s, "piece of music for one voice or instrument," from Italian solo, literally "alone," from Latin solus "alone" (see sole (adj.)). As an adjective in English from 1712, originally in the non-musical sense of "alone, unassisted;" in reference to aircraft flying from 1909. The verb is first attested 1858 in the musical sense, 1886 in a non-musical sense. Related: Soloed; soloing.