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-

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Synonyms & Antonyms for intro

Synonyms: Noun

exordium, foreword, introduction, preamble, preface, prelude, proem, prologue (also prolog), prolusion

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

After the intro period, a variable 18.24%-28.24% APR will apply. Caroline Lupini, USA TODAY, "The 10 best credit cards for sports fans," 20 June 2019 The intro also shows that the Wall has fallen down, which happened in the Season 7 finale. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Game of Thrones Season 8 Title Sequence Is Completely Different," 15 Apr. 2019 AirXpansion offers a one-day intro course to paragliding ($225) as well as a 10-day certification course ($1,600, plus gear). Lindsey J. Smith,, "Paragliding, caving, ‘jetovating’: 5 wild activities around Mount Shasta," 7 June 2019 Swae sings in the intro, with an aww-shucks tone that carries a warm glow through the whole record. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 50 Best Songs of 2019 (So Far): Staff Picks," 4 June 2019 Once the show started with the intro video, everything started to sink in all at once. Megan Gustafson, The Seattle Times, "Draft Diary: Gustafson talks about draft day experience," 12 Apr. 2019 The story portion that debuted at Ars' pre-E3 event was admittedly a little hard to follow, owing to its placement roughly 15 minutes after the game's tone-setting intro. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "We Happy Few finally looks and feels like a great British Bioshock," 30 May 2018 Check a studio's website directly for free first classes and intro offers. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "My 8 Favorite Hacks to Take Group Fitness Classes Without Paying Full Price," 12 Feb. 2019 Betty asks for an intro and Ethel tells her that’s Sister Woodhouse’s job. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Recap Season 3 Episode 7: Why Has No One Noticed Betty Is Missing?," 6 Dec. 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

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

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