solo

Part of speech: noun

SOLOIST.

Part of speech: noun

A musical performance by a single voice or instrument.

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Usage examples "solo":

  1. Miss Mitchell was very much thrilled at the prospect of meeting her old friends, and highly appreciated the privilege of a violin solo at the concert. - "Monitress Merle", Angela Brazil.
  2. In this spectacle was heard the solo madrigal for Sileno already mentioned. - "Some Forerunners of Italian Opera", William James Henderson.
  3. The voice which hitherto had enabled him to hold the chief place in the choir showed signs of breaking, and one after another of the solo parts which formerly he alone had been selected to sing were assigned to the new chorister. - "Story-Lives of Great Musicians", Francis Jameson Rowbotham.