solo

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See also: Solo, sólo, soló, and soļo

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian solo, from Latin sōlus, probably related to se (himself).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɔ.loʊ̯/ (US, Canada)

Noun[edit]

solo (plural solos)

  1. (music) A piece of music for one performer.
  2. A job or performance done by one person alone.
  3. (games) A card game similar to whist in which each player plays against the others in turn without a partner
  4. A single shot of espresso.
  5. (Gaelic football) An instance of soloing the football.

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Adjective[edit]

solo (comparative more solo, superlative most solo)

  1. Without a companion or instructor.
  2. (music) Of, or relating to, a musical solo.

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Adverb[edit]

solo (not comparable)

  1. Alone, without a companion.
    • 1984, George Michael (lyrics), George Michael (music), “Wake me up before you go-go”, performed by Wham!:
      Wake me up before you go-go / 'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo

Verb[edit]

solo (third-person singular simple present soloes, present participle soloing, simple past and past participle soloed)

  1. (music) To perform a solo.
  2. To perform something in the absence of anyone else.
  3. (Gaelic football) To drop the ball and then toe-kick it upward into the hands.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sōlum (soil, ground).

Noun[edit]

solo m (plural solos)

  1. soil, ground
    Synonyms: chan

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian solo.

Noun[edit]

solo m (plural solos)

  1. solo
    Synonyms:

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian solo.

Adjective[edit]

solo

  1. alone
  2. single (not married nor dating)
    Ich bin solo.I'm single.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sōlus.

Adjective[edit]

solo (feminine singular sola, masculine plural soli, feminine plural sole)

  1. alone, by oneself, unattended, unaccompanied, lonely, lone, lonesome
    Synonyms: solitario
  2. only, single, just one, unique, sole
    Synonyms: unico
  3. (music) solo
    Synonyms: assolo
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin sōlum.

Adverb[edit]

solo

  1. only, just, but, alone, merely
    Synonyms: solamente, soltanto
    solo una voltaonly once
    ha solo quattro annihe's just four

Conjunction[edit]

solo

  1. (followed by che) but, only
    Synonyms: ma, però
  2. (preceded and followed by se) if only

Noun[edit]

solo m (plural soli, feminine sola)

  1. the only one, the only man
    Synonyms: unico

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

solō

  1. dative singular of sōlum
  2. ablative singular of sōlum

Adjective[edit]

sōlō

  1. dative masculine singular of sōlus
  2. dative neuter singular of sōlus
  3. ablative masculine singular of sōlus
  4. ablative neuter singular of sōlus

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

solo m (invariable)

  1. (music) solo

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English solo.

Noun[edit]

solo m (plural solos)

  1. (music, Jersey) solo

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

solo

  1. inflection of soallut:
    1. present indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sōlum (soil, ground), from Proto-Indo-European *swol- (sole of the foot).

Noun[edit]

solo m (plural solos)

  1. (geology) soil, ground

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian solo, from Latin sōlus (alone, solitary). Cognate of .

Noun[edit]

solo m (plural solos)

  1. (music) solo
Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:solo.


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sōlus (alone, sole, only).

Adjective[edit]

solo (feminine singular sola, masculine plural solos, feminine plural solas)

  1. sole, only, unique, single
  2. lonely, lonesome
  3. alone, by oneself
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin sōlum.

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Adverb[edit]

solo

  1. only, solely, just
    Synonyms: solamente, únicamente
    Solo quiero salir.I just want to leave.

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