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soloadjective, adverb [not gradable]

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

solonoun [C]

 us   /ˈsoʊ·loʊ/ (plural solos)
a musical performance done by one person or one instrument alone, 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.
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"solo" in British English

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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.

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solonoun [C]

uk   /ˈsəʊ.ləʊ/  us   /ˈsoʊ.loʊ/ (plural solos)
B2 a musical performance given by one person alone, or a musical performance in which one person is given special attention: a trumpet solo Parker's solo on "A Night in Tunisia" was so amazing that the pianist backing him simply stopped playing.

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