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"solo" in American English

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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)







"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 ​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.

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(Definition of solo from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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