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

foreword, introduction, preamble, preface, prelude, prologue (also prolog)

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

Soon after Cabello performed with Kesha, the former Fifth Harmony member made a stirring intro for U2, speaking on behalf of Dreamers, those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Karen Mizoguchi,, "Ed Sheeran Booed, Beyoncé Claps to Sting: What You Didn't See on TV at the 2018 Grammys," 28 Jan. 2018 Fraschilla and play-by-play man Rich Hollenberg planned the broadcast’s intro on Devonte Graham and Mykhailiuk, but it was scrapped over a misunderstanding about the tip time. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Fran Fraschilla grew up wanting to do nothing but coach. Now, he thinks he found something even better," 20 Jan. 2018 Rabee Zureikat, like many Jordanians, had long been enamored of the nay, whose soulful, ethereal sound is often used as an intro to classical Arabic orchestral music and mournful solos aired by Egyptian and Syrian TV. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "In rediscovered reed flute, a soulful link to Jordanian identity," 13 July 2018 My intro here says you’re Dan Pfeiffer from Crooked Media, that’s not correct. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer on Recode Media," 2 July 2018 There are also summer intro classes that help new, incoming students to ground themselves and get a leg up on the information. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Rocketry students at LHS shooting for the sky," 7 July 2018 Meantime, Cuomo's departure means the show's intro track, featuring audio by James Earl Jones, will have to change. Lindsey Ellefson, CNN, "A tearful good-bye as Chris Cuomo leaves 'New Day' for 'Prime Time'," 24 May 2018 After a few teasing intro shots, including the gargoyle dancer in the Cour Napoleon and a brief glimpse of Delacroix’s Apollo Slays Python, music’s most famous couple appear in a slow tracking reveal in front of the world’s most enigmatic smile. Peter Mikelbank,, "Inside Beyoncé and JAY-Z's 'Apes—': A Guide to All the Art in the Epic Music Video," 20 June 2018 Uber is late to the game with a folksy intro of its new housecleaning leader, Dara Khosrowshahi, meeting drivers and riders and promising major changes. San Francisco Chronicle, "Last Word: Three scandal-tinged companies share a new tactic: say you’re really sorry," 16 May 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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a state of commotion or excitement

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