in·​tro | \ ˈin-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce intro (audio) \
plural intros

Definition of intro

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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

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of intro in a Sentence

Noun 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 For a good intro, listen to The Times’ Suzy Exposito rock out to Deftones. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2021 Despite the pop intro, Smith notes that as a child she was exposed to a very different genre, thanks to mom Jada Pinkett Smith, who was the lead singer of the nü-metal band Wicked Wisdom. Marcus Jones,, 14 July 2021 The change had already taken place at Tokyo Disney earlier this year in the English announcements, as the Japanese intro was always gender-neutral, Huffington Post revealed in March. Naledi Ushe,, 2 July 2021 Her story was retold with an intro by Mickey Guyton and a video package featuring Rissi Palmer (whose Apple Music Country show Color Me Country is named in honor of Martell), Rhiannon Giddens, Jennifer Nettles, Darius Rucker, and Carrie Underwood. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 10 June 2021 This live tour de force has a deadpan intro from Mike Love. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 3 June 2021 According to an intro the Duffer Brothers wrote for the teaser, the snowy landscape here is in Kamchatka. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2021 The Duffers reiterated Ross's thoughts in their intro to the trailer. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2021 There is a connection between the outro of BORDER: DAY ONE and the intro of BORDER : CARNIVAL, and that link completes the 'BORDER' series. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 28 Apr. 2021

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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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28 Jul 2021

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“Intro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of intro

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

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