American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Retroactive: retro pay.
- adj. Involving, relating to, or reminiscent of things past; retrospective: "As is often the case in retro fashion, historical accuracy is somewhat beside the point” ( New York Times).
- n. A fashion, decor, design, or style reminiscent of things past.
- From French rétro. (Wiktionary)
“And in case you weren't looking, our stadium ushered the term retro into the baseball lexicon.”
“Finally, here's a band that won't be offended when journos use the word "retro" to describe their music.”
“Their sound is post-punk/new-wave or what I called retro new-wave rock.”
“I'm also generally supportive of the whole trend of sports teams having a game or two in "retro" jerseys.”
“Already this spring, the "retro" dress has made its way down the catwalks -- pretty, more feminine dresses in retro types of colorful fabric.”
“It's kind of like they're doing it in retro terms.”
“They also wanted to educate homeowners about sustainability, so they recorded all the steps involved in retro-fitting shipping containers to construct the home and shared it with Jetson Green.”
“I suppose trains still hold a certain retro mystique, but they are basically a backwards 19th century technology.”
“First, part of this fund would be focused on reducing the local impacts of greenhouse gas co-pollutants by investing in retro-fitting equipment, clean energy technologies, and "greening" efforts -- all of which could create new employment opportunities for local residents.”
“I was in retro heaven, but was not sure what to do with it.”
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