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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOLO

Stanton sang a solo, and then all joined in “Auld Lang Syne.”

We had been going through the solo soprano parts of the “Paradise Lost.”

One of the preachers sang a solo, and presided at the organ.

The work is written for four solo voices, chorus, and orchestra.

That is the solo of human life overpowered by hallelujah chorus.

He sang an Offertory solo, accompanying himself on the harmonium.

She sang very prettily in solo, and also in connection with the chorus.

"Tell you what, friends, I'll give you a solo on the flute," he said.

"Now I will play you the solo to the opera of 'La Sonnambula,'" said the old man.

Then he would play a solo on the Braydons' bell until he roused them.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, "piece of music for one voice or instrument," from Italian solo, literally "alone," from Latin solus "alone" (see sole (adj.)). As an adjective in English from 1712, originally in the non-musical sense of "alone, unassisted;" in reference to aircraft flying from 1909. The verb is first attested 1858 in the musical sense, 1886 in a non-musical sense. Related: Soloed; soloing.

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