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Soli \So"li\, n., pl. of Solo.


Solo \So"lo\ (s[=o]"l[-o]), n.; pl. E. Solos (s[=o]"l[=o]z), It. Soli. [It., from L. solus alone. See Sole, a.] (Mus.) A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.


n. (context music English) (plural of solo English)

  1. adj. composed or performed by a single voice or instrument; "a passage for solo clarinet"

  2. [also: soli (pl)]

  1. n. 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

  4. [also: soli (pl)]

  1. adv. without anybody else; "the child stayed home alone"; "he flew solo" [syn: alone, unaccompanied]

  2. v. fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers

  3. perform a piece written for a single instrument

  4. [also: soli (pl)]


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Soli or SOLI may refer to:

Soli (province)

Soli or was the medieval name of a small region in today's northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, centered in the town of Tuzla. Initially, a Slavic župa, the Banate of Só became an administrative division of the Kingdom of Hungary. The meaning of the name is "salts". With the arrival of the Ottoman Empire around 1512, the names of the villages "Gornje Soli" and "Donje Soli" were translated to "Memlehai-bala" and "Memlehai-zir", literally meaning Upper and Lower Saltworks, resp.

Usage examples of "soli".

I imagined, for a moment, that I had the powers of a cetic and that I could see the wrinkled, ancient Soli through the taut olive skin of his new body, in the same manner one envisions a fireflower drying to a brittle black, or the skull of death beneath the pink flesh of a newborn baby boy.

Because I was seeking a particular thickspace in which to trap Soli, we segued into the manifold near Darrein Luz.

He, the proud Soli, was well pleased with himself for rising to his humanity and not spearing the Timekeeper.

Bardo went to bed while Soli and I staked Tusa near the tunnel of the hut.

A master horologe, whose duty it was to determine the intime of returning pilots according to complicated formulae weighting Einsteinian time distortions against the unpredictable deformations of the manifold, had told me that Soli had aged one hundred and three years this last journey and would have died but for the skills of the Lord Cetic.

Thick, I knew I had to close with Soli in one, final, decisive battle.

The Timekeeper suddenly whirled, and his words lashed Soli like a whip.

Obviously he thought that Soli was telling me about the mammoth feast.

On the fourteenth day of false winter in the year 2929 since the founding of Neverness, Leopold Soli, my uncle and Lord Pilot of our Order, returned to our city after a journey lasting twenty-five years-four years longer than I had been alive.

If he wants to waste away drinking with his friends, well, everyone knows how Lord Soli likes to drink, and why.

My great fear, as Bardo knew, was that Soli had returned in secret to Neverness and had used my mother for his own selfish purposes or .

The tall man turned into the light, and I looked at my uncle, Leopold Soli, the Lord Pilot of our Order.

I remembered the stories my Aunt Justine had told me, that Soli was a man famous for his terrible, unpredictable rages.

He had unique hair, wavy black shot with red, a genetic marker of some Soli forebear who had tampered with the family chromosomes.

Long ago, when Soli had been a pilot not much older than I, he had nearly proved the Hypothesis.