solo Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “solo” in the English Dictionary

"solo" in British English

See all translations

soloadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   /ˈsəʊ.ləʊ/  us   /ˈsoʊ.loʊ/
B2 alone; without other ​people: a solo ​performance/​flight to ​sail/​fly solo He used to ​play with a ​group but now he's going solo/​pursuing a solo ​career.
More examples

solonoun [C]

uk   /ˈsəʊ.ləʊ/  us   /ˈsoʊ.loʊ/ (plural solos)
B2 a ​musicalperformance given by one ​personalone, or a ​musicalperformance in which one ​person is given ​specialattention: a ​trumpet solo Parker's solo on "A Night in Tunisia" was so ​amazing that the ​pianistbacking him ​simplystoppedplaying.
More examples
(Definition of solo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"solo" in American English

See all translations

soloadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsoʊ·loʊ/
alone; without other ​people: She ​takeslong, solo ​bikerides to ​relax after ​work. He ​decided to go solo ​instead of touring with the ​band.

solonoun [C]

 us   /ˈsoʊ·loʊ/ (plural solos)
a ​musicalperformance done by one ​person or one ​instrumentalone, or in which one ​person is ​featured: a ​piano solo a Miles Davis solo
soloist
noun [C]  us   /ˈsoʊ·loʊ·ɪst/
The ​cellist is a ​featured soloist at the ​recital.
(Definition of solo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of solo?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More