There are 2 definitions of retro in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛtrəʊ
 
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adjective

  • Imitative of a style or fashion from the recent past: retro 60s fashions
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    • The Bandai-published remake delivers the best of both ages, making over retro robot designs with flashy modern animation.
    • They make music that, though heavily steeped in the past, is neither cold nor regular nor retro.
    • The resulting song feels overproduced and too distinctly current, and temporarily hinders the album's retro charm.
    Synonyms
    in period style, period, nostalgic, evocative, of yesteryear, olde worlde; dated, old-fashioned, backward-looking, retrogressive, out of date, passé

noun

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  • Retro clothes, music, or style: a look which mixes Italian casual wear and American retro
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    • When it's done well, retro isn't biting; it's a novel and economical use of widely available ingredients.
    • It's new, but cannily designed with a heavy dose of retro.

Origin

1960s: from French rétro, abbreviation of rétrograde 'retrograde'.

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There are 2 definitions of retro in English:

retro2

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛtrəʊ
 
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noun (plural retros)

  • short for retrorocket.
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    • Air brakes sprang from the hull and the plasma retros fired a controlled burst.
    • One last flash from the retros, and they were motionless.
    • The retros acted as an emergency brake in such instances.

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