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 There are an overwhelming amount of new faces around here, so an intro is appropriate. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "39 Creatives Talk Being Black in the Design Industry—and What Needs to Change," 5 June 2020 End your intro to Route 66 in luxe fashion with an overnight stay at the surprisingly affordable Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, just steps from Gateway Arch National Park. Katy Spratte Joyce, Travel + Leisure, "7 Best Midwest Road Trips in the U.S.," 14 June 2020 By: LL Cool J Released: 1987 Synched to Jordan torching Boston Celtics for 63 in the playoffs, the blaxploitation intro to LL’s relentless braggadocio induces goosebumps. Matt Wake |, al, "‘The Last Dance’: Top 10 songs from Michael Jordan doc," 26 May 2020 QuaranTunes offers lessons in piano/music theory, drums, voice, violin, guitar, bass, ukulele, songwriting/composition, intro to music production, cello, viola, clarinet and flute. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: A backlash against cities?," 27 Apr. 2020 Her summer class schedule includes four classes – intro to graphic design, intermediate drawing and experimental printmaking – three of which typically involve studio work. Max Londberg,, "Coronavirus: Thousands urge UC to reduce tuition and fees for summer semester," 19 Apr. 2020 After a lively 2-minute song intro, Thompson finally caught his breath to bring Barkley into the show. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Charles Barkley can’t get a word in during ‘What Up with That’ on ‘SNL at Home’," 26 Apr. 2020 Then there is the two-part revealer that Mr. Shortz refers to in the intro, at 47A and 86A: TUNNEL VISION. Caitlin Lovinger, New York Times, "Turn, Turn, Turn," 25 Apr. 2020 Thanks to quarantine, Zoom meetings are all the rage with numerous faces on screen in something that looks like the Brady Bunch intro on steroids. James Weber,, "Coronavirus in Ohio: St. Xavier High School students assist in making 3D-printed door hooks," 7 Apr. 2020

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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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8 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Intro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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How to pronounce intro- (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of intro

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

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