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Definition of "solo" []

  • Music A composition or passage for an individual voice or instrument, with or without accompaniment. (noun)
  • A performance by a single singer or instrumentalist. (noun)
  • Games Any of various card games in which one player singly opposes others. (noun)
  • Music Composed, arranged for, or performed by a single voice or instrument. (adjective)
  • Made or done by a single individual. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "solo" in a sentence
  • "A _full anthem_ is one containing no solo parts; a _solo anthem_ is one in which the solo part is predominant over the chorus, while a _verse anthem_ is one in which the chorus parts alternate with passages for concerted solo voices (_i. e._, trios, quartets, etc.)."
  • "Dick Reese's violin solo is to be one of our titbits and Kit Reese is in every tableau and the three small girls have the cutest flag-drill."
  • "Luckily, it hasn't all come at the same time, [laughs] I think that's what you call a solo career."