nitro

adjective
ni·​tro | \ ˈnī-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce nitro (audio) \

Definition of nitro

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: containing or being the monovalent group NO2 united through nitrogen

nitro

noun
plural nitros

Definition of nitro (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of various nitrated products specifically : nitroglycerin

Examples of nitro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Big, single globes of ice were employed for the best drink in the house, a strong and resuscitative rum drink called Caribbean Maple with a blast of nitro cold brew coffee. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Fontaine’s Southern Diner & Bar finds 2-star comfort zone near the Pearl," 29 Aug. 2019 Eleventh Hour Brewing Company is among the best, offering a sublime nitro stout and a range of other brews. Washington Post, "Lots to sample on a weekend visit to Pittsburgh dining scene," 19 Aug. 2019 Our jam: Petal & Pod ($4), an ethereal nitro cold brew with cardamom and rose water. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "6 best new, eclectic Bay Area coffee houses," 8 June 2019 The menu’s stars are the 16-ounce kombucha fro-yo floats, the tropical coconut shake with mango kombucha and pineapple, and the nitro cold brew coffee float. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "New Leucadia cafe specializes in live culture food, drinks," 27 June 2019 Go early and chill with a nitro cold brew in Joshua Tree Coffee Company’s courtyard. Jessi Walker, Marie Claire, "Take the Ultimate Southern California Road Trip," 27 June 2019 Smith+Canon New ice cream shop alert: For its first summer season on Colfax, find affogatos (ice cream plus espresso) and nitro cold brew floats alongside a handful of scoop options, all worthy in their own right. Josie Sexton, The Know, "The new ice cream flavors you need to try around Denver this summer," 26 June 2019 Grab that nitro, Houdini or Americano at the counter, then enjoy it at one of the colorful French cafe tables tucked in a corner by the counter or out on the sidewalk patio. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "6 best new, eclectic Bay Area coffee houses," 8 June 2019 But nitro finishes dull over time and the paint chips off. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "Can Guitar Paint Affect Your Tone?," 31 Dec. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nitro.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of nitro

Adjective

1881, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nitro

Adjective

nitr-

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nitro

Statistics for nitro

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for nitro

The first known use of nitro was in 1881

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for nitro

nitro

adjective
ni·​tro | \ ˈnī-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce nitro (audio) \

Medical Definition of nitro

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: containing or being the monovalent group NO2 united through nitrogen

nitro

noun
plural nitros

Medical Definition of nitro (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of various nitrated products specifically : nitroglycerin

Comments on nitro

What made you want to look up nitro? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

recurring in steady succession

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!