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

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 This is an iconic song with, for many people, an unforgettable intro. Kris Holt, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Actually, the biggest point of inspiration might have been Hitchcock meets Cowboy Bebop, which has a very similar intro, and Archer had already kind of lifted that almost directly. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 The instrumental intro brought an additional twist, with Bunetta blending a mandolin, a piano played in octaves and couple of electric guitar notes to build a compact line that uses a portion of the chorus melody to introduce the song. Tom Roland, Billboard, 10 May 2022 The intro is unmistakable for anyone who’s been on a dance floor in the last three decades. New York Times, 27 June 2022 Klaue is a good intro to our real villain in Black Panther, and also brings some cartoonish, chaotic fun to that movie during his time in it. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 5 May 2022 Some may read this intro and roll their eyes, arguing that Lawrence’s patented self-deprecation and casual dorkiness are a big act. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 29 Dec. 2021 The thunderous intro finds Future placing the welcome mat down for old and new listeners. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, 29 Apr. 2022 The Sunday package began with a brief intro about women breaking out of traditional roles. Ellen Goodman,, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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26 Sep 2022

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“Intro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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