\ ˈbī-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce bio (audio) \
plural bios

Definition of bio

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a biography or biographical sketch



Definition of bio- (Entry 2 of 2)

— see bi- entry 2

Synonyms for bio

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of bio in a Sentence

Noun you can read a bio of the author on her home page
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun His Twitter bio still identifies him as one-third of the group. Rachel Desantis,, 29 July 2022 This 2022 bio-drama recalls the legendary 19th century British boxer. Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2022 Use an app like Milkshake to link all your URLs in a mini website linked from your bio. Ashley Stahl, Forbes, 11 July 2022 His bio also contains a bit of service in Hollywood. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 June 2022 While Celebrity Net Worth has Sandler's net worth at $420 million, his bio on Apple TV has Sandler's net worth pegged at $480 million. Temi Adebowale, Men's Health, 28 June 2022 Cline, a former model and now-motorcycle racer according to her Instagram bio, shares a mutual love for motorcycles in common with Mike. Breanna Bell,, 13 July 2022 Her Instagram bio includes her pronouns (she/they) and support for Black Lives Matter. Ruth Graham,, 3 July 2022 The icon updated her Instagram bio to confirm both the album's title and its release date. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bio


1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Bio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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