in·​tro | \ ˈin-(ˌ)trō \
plural intros

Definition of intro

 (Entry 1 of 2)



Definition of intro- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : in : into introjection
2 : inward : within introvert — compare extro-

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Synonyms & Antonyms for intro

Synonyms: Noun

exordium, foreword, introduction, preamble, preface, prelude, proem, prologue (also prolog), prolusion

Antonyms: Noun

epilogue (also epilog)

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Examples of intro in a Sentence


in her intro the author offers rather precise definitions of some of the key words that she will be using throughout her book

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Per her intro video, as Miss North Carolina it's been her job to travel. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Get to Know 'Bachelor' Contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes," 11 Jan. 2019 Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 has leaked out yet again, this time in an official intro video from the Korean company, which was spotted by Sammobile. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Leaked Samsung video confirms 512GB Galaxy Note 9," 3 Aug. 2018 This intro video, from Nina Pain, is basically face slapping 101. Gigi Engle, SELF, "Face Slapping 101: What You Need to Know Before Slapping During Sex," 12 Oct. 2018 While Fergie is getting dragged online for her performance of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game over the weekend, Philly’s own Kevin Hart is also being roasted on social media thanks to his pre-game intro performance. Nick Vadala,, "The Internet hated Kevin Hart's NBA All-Star Game intro almost as much as Fergie's National Anthem," 19 Feb. 2018 Check out the intro video below to get more details on the exciting new launch. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "Finally There's an Awesome New Beauty Box for Girls of Color," 10 Sep. 2015 Another 60 students were accused of cheating in an intro computer-science class. Allan Ripp, WSJ, "Take It From an Almost-Harvard Man," 26 Nov. 2018 Update: On September 20, CBS All Access dropped a teaser trailer with Jordan Peele's voice superimposed over Rod Serling's iconic intro. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "CBS Is Bringing Back 'The Twilight Zone'," 20 Sep. 2018 Where to watch: iTunes Yellow Submarine (1968) Much as children were scandalized that the Monkees didn’t (at first) play their own instruments, this kid-friendly intro-to-rock cartoon held a similar secret: Those aren’t the Beatles doing the voices. Jordan Hoffman, New York Times, "Where to Stream the Best, and the Most Ridiculous, of the Beatles on Film," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of intro


circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for intro


Latin, from intro inside, to the inside, from Old Latin *interus, adjective, inward

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The first known use of intro was circa 1899

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English Language Learners Definition of intro

: a short introduction to something (such as a performance or a musical work)

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