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SOLO (soli)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does solo mean? 

SOLO (noun)
  The noun SOLO has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SOLO used as a noun is uncommon.


SOLO (adjective)
  The adjective SOLO has 1 sense:

1. composed or performed by a single voice or instrument

  Familiarity information: SOLO used as an adjective is very rare.


SOLO (verb)
  The verb SOLO has 2 senses:

1. fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers
2. perform a piece written for a single instrument

  Familiarity information: SOLO used as a verb is rare.


SOLO (adverb)
  The adverb SOLO has 1 sense:

1. without anybody else

  Familiarity information: SOLO used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOLO (noun)


Sense 1solo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any activity that is performed alone without assistance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("solo" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)


Sense 2solo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("solo" is a kind of...):

composition; musical composition; opus; piece; piece of music (a musical work that has been created)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "solo"):

voluntary (composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performance)


Sense 3solo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("solo" is a kind of...):

flight; flying (an instance of traveling by air)


SOLO (adjective)


Sense 1solo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Composed or performed by a single voice or instrument

Context example:

a passage for solo clarinet

Similar:

unaccompanied (without accompaniment or companions)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


SOLO (verb)


Sense 1solo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "solo" is one way to...):

aviate; fly; pilot (fly a plane)

Domain category:

air; air travel; aviation (travel via aircraft)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2solo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perform a piece written for a single instrument

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "solo" is one way to...):

perform (give a performance (of something))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


SOLO (adverb)


Sense 1solo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without anybody else

Synonyms:

solo; unaccompanied; alone

Context examples:

the child stayed home alone / he flew solo


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