Definition of intro in English:

intro

noun

informal
  • An introduction.

    • ‘A dear little announcerette rattled off expert intros to various gymnastic jingles, one of which featured dogs barking in the background.’
    • ‘I'll do the intros and outros and it's a, kind of a, magazine show.’
    • ‘Much like their live shows, you'll find some great instrumental parts and intros that also very well complement the poppier side of the band.’
    • ‘As the 20 intros are also in ascending beats-per-minute order, this should make things slightly easier.’
    • ‘Everything was pretty - as far as like speaking on the show, everything was pretty script, because they had to get 22 musical numbers and all the intros in in one hour.’
    • ‘As intros are made, the success of this party depends on the host knowing not more than 20 percent of the guests.’
    • ‘Each character progresses from congenial intros to naked tell-alls, though some of them are more self-aware than seems plausible.’
    • ‘The grade one students were amazing and their self intros were great.’
    • ‘The tubes were running as far as Farringdon but no further, so I got off and walked from there to ITN, arriving to find superproducer-Sam already at her desk working on my intros.’
    • ‘For example, the playlist gives you intros interspersed with clips in the appropriate order, but if your player is shuffling tunes it won't preserve that order.’
    • ‘Not only that but there were interviews and track intros - this is rare for US acts, and very rare for a little independent guitar player from here!’
    • ‘Whenever anyone with connections to the entertainment industry dies, the media can't wait to trot out one of their greatest cliché intros.’
    • ‘I eventually discovered that they'd visited one of my housemates during my second year at uni and had slept in my bed as I was away at the time. I think this has to be one of the weirdest intros I've ever had to someone.’
    • ‘You were dealt a winning hand: the ability to craft rousing power-chord intros, a competent grasp of your instruments, and a penchant for the moog organ.’
    • ‘For their program intros and bumpers, they anchor each show on an animated photo timeline that scrolls left across the screen.’
    • ‘Have your ever been fascinated by the design of the opening credits for a film, a flash intro to a web site, or a moving diagram in news broadcast?’
    • ‘They even edit the presentations and punch them up with good intros and music to make them even more entertaining.’
    • ‘‘Playing the same songs night after night can get boring so we've changed the intros to some and added guitar solos,’ states Nicholls.’
    • ‘Never having seen the intros in question, I can't really tell.’
    • ‘And let's forget about playing the game entirely - you won't get any of the numerous tongue in cheek jokes, the intros won't make any sense, the interfaces will seem busy and complicated.’
    foreword, preface, preamble, prologue, prelude, front matter, lead-in
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Origin

Early 19th century: abbreviation.

Pronunciation

intro

/ˈɪntrəʊ/