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)


combining form

Definition of synchro- (Entry 3 of 3)

: synchronized : synchronous synchromesh

Examples of synchro in a Sentence

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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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The first known use of synchro was in 1947

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