retro

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See also: rétro, retrò, retrô, retro-, and rétro-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French rétro, ultimately from Latin retro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛ.tɹoʊ/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

retro (comparative more retro, superlative most retro)

  1. Of, or relating to, the past, past times, or the way things were.
    • 2014 September 7, Natalie Angier, “The Moon comes around again [print version: Revisiting a moon that still has secrets to reveal: Supermoon revives interest in its violent origins and hidden face, International New York Times, 10 September 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Scientists say that while the public may think of the moon as a problem solved and a bit retro – the place astronauts visited a half-dozen times way back before Watergate and then abandoned with a giant "meh" from mankind – in fact, lunar studies is a vibrant enterprise that is yielding a wealth of surprises.
  2. Affecting things past; retroactive, ex post facto.

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Noun[edit]

retro (countable and uncountable, plural retros or retroes)

  1. (uncountable) Past fashions or trends.
  2. (countable) Abbreviation of retrorocket.
  3. (countable) Abbreviation of retrospective.
    • 1983, Sightlines (volumes 16-17, page 44)
      Richard Leacock's 1981 film portrait, Louise Brooks, was shown during a retro of Ms. Brooks's films at the Walker Art Center.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈretro/, [ˈre̞t̪ro̞]
  • Rhymes: -etro
  • Syllabification: ret‧ro

Noun[edit]

retro

  1. retro style, retro

Declension[edit]

Inflection of retro (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative retro retrot
genitive retron retrojen
partitive retroa retroja
illative retroon retroihin
singular plural
nominative retro retrot
accusative nom. retro retrot
gen. retron
genitive retron retrojen
partitive retroa retroja
inessive retrossa retroissa
elative retrosta retroista
illative retroon retroihin
adessive retrolla retroilla
ablative retrolta retroilta
allative retrolle retroille
essive retrona retroina
translative retroksi retroiksi
instructive retroin
abessive retrotta retroitta
comitative retroineen
Possessive forms of retro (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person retroni retromme
2nd person retrosi retronne
3rd person retronsa

Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retro (not comparable)

  1. back

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin retro.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

retro

  1. behind

Noun[edit]

retro m (invariable)

  1. back, rear, reverse

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *wretrō, probably taken from intrō and other similar adverbs.

Adverb[edit]

retrō (not comparable)

  1. back, backwards, behind
  2. before, formerly

Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: redor, arredor
  • Portuguese: redor
  • Spanish: redor

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French retro.

Adjective[edit]

retro m or f or n (indeclinable)

  1. retro

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin retro.

Adjective[edit]

retro (plural retros)

  1. retro

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