retro

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adjective ret·ro \ˈre-(ˌ)trō\

Definition of retro

  1. :  relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past :  fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned a retro look

retro

noun

Examples of retro in a Sentence

  1. the retro look in fashion

  2. retro fashions that seek to capture the lost glamour of Hollywood in the 1930s

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Origin and Etymology of retro

French rétro, short for rétrospectif retrospective


retro-

prefix ret·ro

Definition of retro-

  1. 1 :  backward :  back retro-rocket

  2. 2 :  situated behind retroperitoneal

Origin and Etymology of retro-

Latin, from retro, from re- + -tro (as in intro within) — more at intro-


RETRO Defined for English Language Learners

retro

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adjective

Definition of retro for English Language Learners

  • : looking like or relating to styles or fashions from the past

retro-

prefix

Definition of retro- for English Language Learners

  • : backward : back


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