out·​ro | \ ˈau̇-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce outro (audio) \
plural outros

Definition of outro

: a short, distinct closing section at the end of something (such as a piece of music, a performance, or a news report) My favorite part is the sax outro; it reminds me of something from the '70s I can't place.— Ryan Adams The film ends with a colossal but semi-serious bang, an extravagant visual flourish and a cheeky musical outro over the closing credits to leave you laughing in spite of yourself …— Peter Bradshaw When a story comes in from a Bay News 9 reporter, Ruechel will simply record his intro, main segment and outro.— Jay Handelman

First Known Use of outro

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for outro

blend of out entry 1 and intro

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“Outro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outro. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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