I saw https://www.powerthesaurus.org/sololy, which indicates that "sololy" means "solely", "lonely", is that correct way of saying it?

The word "solo" has a meaning of "one and only". I'm interested in its adj and adv form. For e.g., some companies assign an unique customer service representative (CSR) to each customer. They can say,

In adj form:

We've assigned a solo CSR to you.

Now, in adv form, what the following is more correct?

The CSR is for you sololy.


The CSR is for you solo.


UPDATE, The preferred way of saying:

The CSR is for you solely.

The CSR is solely assigned to you.

  • I've never heard the word "sololy" used in either spoken or written. Usually the adverb meaning "one and only" is alone: "The CSR is for you alone." Apr 17, 2018 at 18:22
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    "Sololy" is not a word in English. The adverb is solely.
    – Andrew
    Apr 17, 2018 at 18:36
  • Added another case that "alone" will sound awkward: "The CSR is solely assigned to you"
    – xpt
    Apr 17, 2018 at 19:05
  • Right, the word does not exist. People who use it just don't know. It shows lack of education. Sole is not one and only. One and only =sole. Solo means you are doing something alone (without others). A solo performance [music, dance, etc.] A solo (on the guitar, piano, etc. To do something solo means to do something alone.
    – Lambie
    Apr 17, 2018 at 21:17
  • Oh, good to know @Lambie, that "Solo is not one and only. One and only =sole". Thx
    – xpt
    Apr 18, 2018 at 13:50

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Solo can be either an adjective or an adverb, thus 'sololy' is a mistaken formation. I would not use the word in any kind of serious writing. I found only one dictionary that includes it, and that was a dictionary of slang. Power Thesaurus is 'crowdsourced', and I would not consider that a recommendation for an English learner seeking standard English guidance.


Regarding using 'solo' in the sentence "The CSR is for you solo", I would prefer 'solely' or 'alone'.

  • "Solo" is also a verb and a noun. Quadruple-threat!
    – Andrew
    Apr 17, 2018 at 18:46
  • Possibly worth noting that (in my opinion, at least) "alone" seems much more natural in that context than "solely".
    – rococo
    Apr 17, 2018 at 19:04
  • @rococo, please see my added case.
    – xpt
    Apr 17, 2018 at 19:07
  • Oh yes, he soloed this afternoon [flying].
    – Lambie
    Apr 17, 2018 at 21:20

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