syn·​chro | \ ˈsiŋ-(ˌ)krō How to pronounce synchro (audio) , ˈsin- \

Definition of synchro

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: adapted to synchronization



Definition of synchro (Entry 2 of 3)

Definition of synchro- (Entry 3 of 3)

: synchronized : synchronous synchromesh

Examples of synchro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Olivia Rosendahl and Greenwood's Zach Cooper were fifth in mixed synchro 10-meter. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Indy's Sarah Bacon is first U.S. female diver to medal since 2005," 13 July 2019 Amy Cozad Magana, a Decatur Central and IU graduate, and Delaney Schnell won bronze in synchro 10-meter. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Brownsburg cyclist Chloe Dygert Owen honors late teammate after winning gold," 7 Aug. 2019 The synchros get the gear speeds inside your transmission all sympatico before the meshing goes down, allowing you to shift from first to second without thinking about what's going on down there. Mac Demere, Popular Mechanics, "11 Things Your Car Is Trying to Tell You," 2 Aug. 2019 Capobianco, of Indiana University, won bronze on 1-meter and teamed with former IU diver Michael Hixon for bronze in synchro 3-meter. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Brownsburg cyclist Chloe Dygert Owen honors late teammate after winning gold," 7 Aug. 2019 Onsens are for soaking only Onsens are not for lathering up, swimming, or practicing your intricate synchro routine. Chadner Navarro, Condé Nast Traveler, "Onsen Etiquette 101: What You Need to Know About Japan's Public Baths," 21 Dec. 2017 Wu claimed her fourth consecutive gold in 3-meter synchro, becoming the first woman to win four golds in the same event at the Olympics. The Associated Press, New York Times, "RIO DE JANEIRO — Wu Minxia of China ended her record-setting Olympic career the way it began: with a gold medal.," 7 Aug. 2016 Maddy Dolack, a 14-year-old Mooresville resident, had no intentions of being a competitive synchro swimmer a couple years ago. Joe Habina, charlotteobserver, "13 of Carolina Synchro’s swimmers head to Junior Olympic Championships," 27 May 2017

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First Known Use of synchro


1947, in the meaning defined above


1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synchro



Combining form

synchronized & synchronous

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“Synchro.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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