Translation of solitary in Spanish:


solitario, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈsɒlɪt(ə)ri//ˈsɑləˌtɛri/


  • 1

    (journey/person/disposition/life) solitario
    a solitary place un lugar solitario / apartado
    • Shrek himself (voiced by Mike Myers) is an unpleasant, solitary ogre who lives alone in a swamp.
    • I dined in solitary state, all alone in the castle's gilt-and-blue dining hall.
    • And so I think that there really are many forms of courage, although the one that I think most of us respond to is the solitary figure who really does risk it all.
    • The beginning of the book describes his mostly solitary existence, the noises and sights of the press, and it's beautifully personal and focused.
    • Another legend of Taoism said Zhao Gongming originally came from Zhongnan Mountain and lived a remote and solitary life to practise his skills.
    • This project is a sculptural work that stemmed from my interest in sci-fi, technology, and the impulse for relaxation or solitary meditation.
    • Gone are my constant internet access, my masses of free alone time, my lengthy solitary lunches.
    • Electronic musicians tend to be a solitary bunch and like to work alone in home studios.
    • I was a solitary boy, shy and withdrawn, who preferred to be left alone to read.
    • It also sanctifies the idea of the reclusive, solitary genius at the expense of the artist who engages with society and the world at large.
    • Unlikely - I've always been rather a solitary type, enjoying my own company and taking holidays alone.
    • I think most people in witchcraft or paganism practise in a solitary way,’ she said.
    • And yet-such is the naïve openness of one's solitary thoughts it took only a little change of light for me to see the matter differently.
    • A mate who doesn't need your help may prove aloof and solitary.
    • You describe yourself as an isolated, solitary kid, and then you moved into writing, which is often a solitary profession.
    • But l must do them alone, and lately I cannot be solitary.
    • ‘That one over there,’ he said, nodding at a solitary figure in the distance which tripped and stumbled along the edge of the main road.
    • His existence is solitary (because his pursuits go unrecognised/unvalued) and (in every sense) misguided.
    • A solitary bad person sitting alone, harbouring genocidal thoughts, and wishing he ruled the world is not a problem unless he lives next to us in the trailer park.
    • From this encounter, Paley assures us, our solitary walker could be sure of one thing: a man - a thinking being - has been this way.
  • 2

    not a (single) solitary person has written to me no me ha escrito ni una sola persona
    • they haven't a solitary piece of evidence no tienen ni una sola prueba
    • there was one solitary case hubo un único / solo caso
    • But it was, sadly, Ireland's solitary response.
    • Instead, they occupy solitary locations within the genome.
    • Nancy & Lee also had a solitary UK hit single: the glorious, saucy, surreal ‘Did You Ever?’
    • Every single, solitary person admitted was female.
    • Against Galway United a solitary goal was enough; the famous victory over Stella Maris relied on Niall O'Brien's late intervention.
    • Dozens of officers forming a Guard of Honour snapped to attention as the procession, headed by two mounted officers and the solitary drummer, sombrely approached the building.
    • When I'm out running on my lunch hour, not once have I watched in awe as a fellow runner sprints toward me sporting a solitary track shoe.
    • One day, in a fit of extreme frustration, I sent in a single solitary letter voicing my said opinion about the magazine's quality.
    • Everything is in my book, like every single solitary thing that has happened to me in my life, I put out there.
    • Amidst the many ruffians scattered about the bar, this visitor wearing a brown cotton suit with matching cream tie stood out like a solitary star in the nighttime sky.
    • It all hinged on the fact that Boro didn't have more to show for that sparkling first half display other than one solitary goal scored in the 10th minute which was credited by most to an Alfreton defender!
    • In the distance he could see a solitary fighter plane - they flew there all the time for refuel and repair, so not an unusual sight.
    • A contemptuous demolition of their continental colleagues over the course of 18 qualifying matches included 13 wins and a solitary defeat, by Brazil.
    • Laid out before you, you have 73 different types of fruit - a succulent, juicy example of every variety you can think of - but not one single, solitary apple.
    • In the Under-14 final, Selby Olympia enjoyed the narrowest of victories over Heworth winning by a solitary goal, scored in the first-half of a tense final.
    • It seems like the whole idea of the merger is being exploited to the point where absolutely no two solitary concepts or institutions are left alone.
    • I spotted the occasional solitary example in the distance, but I was encumbered with a camera.
    • Unfortunately it was a solitary shiny penny gleaming out of a pool of mud.
    • The United States struck back to restrict Ian Thorpe and Australia to one solitary silver medal on day four of the Olympics.
    • Like the most popular girl at school, you'd be hard pressed to find a single, solitary fault with the group.
  • 3

    Zoology Botany
    (elephant/bird/bee) solitario
    • Masonry or mortar bees are referred to as solitary bees, a class that also includes mining and carpenter bees.
    • The solitary flowers are borne on long, wiry pedicels.
    • While a few hydrozoans, such as Hydra, are solitary polyps, most live in colonies made up of anywhere from a few to thousands of individual polyps.
    • Other faunal elements include colonial and solitary corals, encrusting bryozoans, stromatoporoids, and rare brachiopods.
    • All plants of O. parryi var. parryi sampled were solitary and all plants were shorter than one meter.
    • The capitula were small, in lax panicles or, rarely, solitary.
    • However, little is known about costs of parental investment in insects, particularly in solitary as well as social aculeate Hymenoptera.
    • Pelliciera has solitary flowers that are accompanied by two large coloured prophylls.
    • All previous reports of orchid pollination through pseudocopulation involve solitary wasps or bees.
    • Petioles of huge solitary leaves of mature plants of Amorphophallus resemble tree trunks supporting an umbrella-like crown.


  • 1informal

    (solitary confinement)
    incomunicación feminine
    he's been in solitary for five days hace cinco días que está incomunicado
  • 2literary

    solitario masculine
    solitaria feminine