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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛtrəʊ
 
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adjective

Imitative of a style or fashion from the recent past: retro 60s fashions
More example sentences
  • 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dated, old-fashioned, backward-looking, retrogressive, out of date, passé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
More example sentences
  • 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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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛtrəʊ
 
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noun (plural retros)

Short for retrorocket.
Example sentences
  • 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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