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

Word History


blend of out entry 1 and intro

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outro was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Outro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outro. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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