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 The anthemic record boasts a Baile funk intro that leads into a tech-house drop designed for dance floor domination. Lisa Kocay, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Shephard's first intro to Fiona was from a book her 3-year-old son Bryce checked out of the library when the family lived in Florida. Kelli Bender,, 25 Aug. 2021 Each song has an intro seemingly taken from sociology field work about the people/saints of the titular quiet town. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 13 Aug. 2021 Since the intro of Apple's touch UI, touch screen laptops have become popular in the Windows laptop world. Tim Bajarin, Forbes, 7 July 2021 The synced video for the Loki intro isn’t as important for the multiverse now that Loki is done. Chris Smith, BGR, 26 July 2021 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

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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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14 Sep 2021

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“Intro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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