Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who performs a solo.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In music, a performer of solos, vocal or instrumental. Also solist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) One who sings or plays a solo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who performs a solo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a musician who performs a solo

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Examples

  • The soloist is piano great Martha Argerich who is on a rare tour of the West Coast, which I saw on Friday.

    Pump it Up

  • She gets signed up for Amateur Night as a sentimental soprano soloist, is propelled on stage, moves her lips as the crowd makes noise, sways her body as if actually singing, then exits.

    “. . .all his race rose up before him in a mighty phantasmagoria. . .”

  • I don’t have the violin soloist going – YET – but in the meantime I have some lovely, sombre chamber music rolling on 8-track in the background.

    Zachary | Her Bad Mother

  • Still a first soloist, which is two ranks below the top category of principal, Mr. Vasiliev is a man of short stature, big muscles, bright eyes, a winning smile, and a mop of curly, brown hair.

    Those Mighty Men in Tights

  • Still a first soloist, which is two ranks below the top category of principal, Mr. Vasiliev is a man of short stature, big muscles, bright eyes, a winning smile, and a mop of curly, brown hair.

    Those Mighty Men in Tights

  • As part of our continuing mollification of superannuated subscribers, this week's concerts will feature a big-name soloist playing a very old piece while the rest of the musicians phone it in.

    Listener discretion advised

  • As part of our continuing mollification of superannuated subscribers, this week's concerts will feature a big-name soloist playing a very old piece while the rest of the musicians phone it in.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The soloist was the 32-year-old Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz who has been specializing in playing the music of living composers, which got her a Macarthur Foundation "genius" award last year.

    Classical Gas

  • The soloist was the 32-year-old Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz who has been specializing in playing the music of living composers, which got her a Macarthur Foundation "genius" award last year.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • This time the soloist was a 19-year-old French girl named Lisa de la Salle, who has started recording for the aptly named "Naive" label.

    Old Lady Matinee at the Symphony

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