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

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

This mild to medium hot pepper is crunchy, rich and fruity with a sweet intro and a surprise spicy finish. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A little-known heirloom pepper has its own festival in Beaver Dam, where it arrived in America long ago," 3 Sep. 2019 The driver dressed in all black and sporting an armored vest pulled up near the front gate and delivered a loud and glowing intro for teammates, fans and media. Mark Long,, "Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey arrives at camp in armored truck," 24 July 2019 But intros and other footage have already been filmed, so it's technically begun already. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "When Will 'The Bachelorette' Film In 2019? You Won't Wait Long," 12 Mar. 2019 Though this intro hints to a world-spanning, new-realm-every-episode adventure in which Bean and her friends stay one step ahead of her father's pursuing guards, the show quickly switches gears and returns to Dreamland. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Disenchantment review: Groening’s new Netflix toon is off to a bloody good start," 7 Aug. 2018 Specifically, the scene is a spin on the familiar Pixar intro. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Toy Story 4’s 5 end credits scenes, explained," 21 June 2019 Unfortunately, the intro is long, loud, frenetic and confusing, so the first 10 or so minutes are a blur. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘House of Dreams’ tells fascinating, if blazing-paced story," 8 Aug. 2019 Following a Godfather-esque intro, the LP ushers in song after song relating to lustful temptation, necessary breakups and plenty of heart-to-heart lyrics for ladies who are enduring the same relationship highs and lows. Niki Mcgloster, Essence, "7 Relationship Rules We Learned From Destiny’s Child ‘The Writing’s On The Wall'," 26 July 2019 For those looking for an intro or deeper dive into Korean beauty products, this is your place. Kristin Braswell, USA TODAY, "A K-beauty lover makes a pilgrimage to Seoul, the capital of skincare and K-Pop," 23 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of intro

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

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