Definition of tyro in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtīrō/
(also tiro)

noun (plural tyros)

A beginner or novice.
Example sentences
  • I would, and do, recommend this as the best book for the tyro, the student, the general reader, and even, in a revisionary context, for the expert.
  • The general run of London restaurants may be gastronomically indifferent, decoratively indistinguishable, staffed by sneering tyros and apprentice boors but there's no gainsaying the energy and optimistic bounce of the PR trade.
  • After months Jack was no longer a tyro, he was Tyro.


Late Middle English: from Latin tiro, medieval Latin tyro 'recruit'.

Words that rhyme with tyro

biro, Cairo, giro, gyro

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Syllabification: ty·ro

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