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 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 How to Start an Organic Vegetable Garden Alison is an online learning website with about 1,500 free courses, including photography, makeup artistry, and intros to learning a new language. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, "Brush Up on Your Gardening Skills with These Free Online Classes," 1 Apr. 2020 His intro song, though, is what made Olaf an endearing gem: Gad’s little dude scats and shows off some soft shoe running down his favorite stuff about what to do outdoors in summer months, blissfully unaware of what happens to a snowman in the heat. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Ranked: All the 'Frozen' movie songs, from 'Let It Go' to 'Into the Unknown'," 22 Nov. 2019 The Browns released a perfect remake of the Friends intro song following their win, fitted with the show's classic fountain, couch and unnecessary umbrellas. Michael Shapiro,, "Browns Perfectly Recreate 'Friends' Intro, Release Video After Win Over Jets," 16 Sep. 2019

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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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22 May 2020

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“Intro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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