Definition of retro
: relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past : fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned a retro look
Examples of retro in a Sentence
the retro look in fashion
retro fashions that seek to capture the lost glamour of Hollywood in the 1930s
Recent Examples of retro from the Web
The act of decanting spirits is sort of seen as sort of retro; like a ‘
The funk- and uptown-inclined producer and Tame Impala frontman have teamed up for DJ sets a couple of times before, gifting crowds with a stylish electro-clash of modern disco and retro bass-heavy grooves.
Seth Weisser, cofounder and CEO of the New York vintage haunt What Goes Around Comes Around has some pro tips for buying and caring for retro tops.
The retro parade, which returned in January, has been spruced up with high-intensity LED lighting and animation.
A retro soundtrack inspired by the two Guardians movies kicks off the jailbreak bedlam.
To bring back one of its retro sneakers, Nike tapped Bella Hadid to star in a new campaign (because who better to make something instantly cool again?).
The first step from retro to repo is simple attitude adjustment: the will to strip oldies but goodies of historic trappings.
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Origin and Etymology of retro
French rétro, short for rétrospectif retrospective
First Known Use: 1972
Definition of retro-
1 : backward : back retro-rocket
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
Definition of retro for English Language Learners
: looking like or relating to styles or fashions from the past
Definition of retro- for English Language Learners
: backward : back
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