AskDefine | Define solo

Dictionary Definition

solo adj : composed or performed by a single voice or instrument; "a passage for solo clarinet"

Noun

1 any activity that is performed alone without assistance
2 a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)
3 a flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied adv : without anybody else; "the child stayed home alone"; "he flew solo" [syn: alone, unaccompanied]

Verb

1 fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers
2 perform a piece written for a single instrument [also: soli (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. A piece of music for one performer.
  2. A job or performance (e.g., an airplane flight) done by one person alone.
  3. A card game similar to whist in which each player plays against the others in turn without a partner.

Translations

piece of music job or performance card game

Adjective

  1. Without a companion or instructor
  2. Of, for, or played as a musical solo.

Translations

without a companion or instructor of a musical solo

Verb

  1. To perform a solo
  2. To fly an aircraft in the absence of anyone else (especially for the first time)

Derived terms

Italian

Adjective

it-adj sol

Synonyms

Adverb

solo
  1. only, just, but, alone, merely
    solo una volta - just once, only once
    ha solo quattro anni - he's just four

Conjunction

solo
  1. (followed by che) but, only
  2. (preceded by se) if only

Synonyms

Noun

feminine sola
  1. the only one, the only man

Synonyms

Portuguese

Etymology

Latin solum

Noun

solo

Spanish

Etymology

Latin solus

See also

Extensive Definition

Solo may refer to: alone

Music

See also drum solo and guitar solo

Literature

Television and film

Places

Products

Recreation

  • Solo climbing, or soloing, a style of climbing in which the climber climbs alone, without somebody belaying him
  • Solo whist, also called solo, a trick-taking card game based on whist

Other

solo in German: Solo
solo in Esperanto: Solo
solo in French: Solo (homonymie)
solo in Korean: 솔로
solo in Italian: Solo (disambigua)
solo in Hebrew: סולו (פירושונים)
solo in Dutch: Solo
solo in Japanese: ソロ
solo in Simple English: Solo
solo in Finnish: Soolo

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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