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syn·​chro ˈsiŋ-(ˌ)krō How to pronounce synchro (audio)
: adapted to synchronization


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combining form

: synchronized : synchronous

Examples of synchro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Men have competed in synchro at the lower levels for decades. Stephen Wade, Fortune, 17 July 2023 Slight gear grinding accompanied most fourth-to-fifth-gear shifts, perhaps due to a weak transmission synchro. Don Schroeder, Car and Driver, 11 June 2023 The Chinese won silver in men’s platform synchro. San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Aug. 2021 One synchro team qualifies for the Olympics. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 12 June 2021 Schnell and Katrina Young teamed for silver in women’s synchro 10-meter Thursday. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 3 July 2022 As mentioned, the five-speed, all-synchro gearbox is the 911's best single feature. Car and Driver, 27 Jan. 2023 Catalytic-converter failure is another costly fix, and the second-gear synchro on the manual transmission is a weak point. Brendan McAleer, Car and Driver, 8 Oct. 2022 On Friday, Tyler teamed with Delaney Schnell in mixed synchro. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 3 July 2022 See More

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Word History




Combining form

synchronized & synchronous

First Known Use


1947, in the meaning defined above


1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of synchro was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Synchro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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