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retro-

(word root) backward
Examples of words with the root retro-: retroactive
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ret·ro

 (rĕt′rō)
adj.
1. Retroactive: retro pay.
2. Involving, relating to, or reminiscent of an earlier time; retrospective: "As is often the case in retro fashion, historical accuracy is somewhat beside the point" (New York Times).
n. pl. ret·ros
Fashion or style, as in music, reminiscent of an earlier time.
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retro

(ˈrɛtrəʊ)
n, pl -ros
(Astronautics) short for retrorocket
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) denoting something associated with or revived from the past: retro dressing; retro fashion.
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ret•ro

(ˈrɛ troʊ)

adj.
1. retroactive.
2. of or designating the style of an earlier time: retro clothes.
[1970–75; by shortening]

retro-

a prefix meaning “back, backward”: retrogress; retrorocket.
[< Latin, representing retrō (adv.), backward, back, behind]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retro - a fashion reminiscent of the pastretro - a fashion reminiscent of the past  
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
Adj.1.retro - affecting things past; "retroactive tax increase"; "an ex-post-facto law"; "retro pay"
retrospective - concerned with or related to the past; "retrospective self-justification"
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retro

adjective old-time, old, former, past, period, antique, old-fashioned, nostalgia, old-world, bygone, of yesteryear original versions of today's retro looks
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Translations

retro

[ˈrɛtrəʊ]
adj [fashion, style, music, furniture] → rétro inv
the retro look → le look rétro
nrétro m
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retro

n (= retrorocket)Bremsrakete f
adj
(Mus, Fashion) → Retro-; retro musicRetromusik f
(inf: = outdated) → retro (inf)
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"Monsieur d'Artagnan!" he cried; "Vade retro Satanas!"
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The word retro contains the magical power of nostalgia for the good times.
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Sega also has not yet revealed what games will be included in the retro console.