intro

An intro is the opening section of a piece of music, usually before the singing begins. Often when you hear a pop song's intro, it's so familiar that you'll recognize it immediately.

There are intros in popular music, as well as other musical styles, and a book or essay can have an intro as well, a few paragraphs or pages setting up the ideas to follow. Another kind of intro is when you formally present, or introduce, a person to a group or an individual. In fact, intro is a casual shorthand for introduction, from the Latin introductionem, "a leading in."

Definitions of intro
1

n a brief introductory passage to a piece of popular music

Type of:
musical passage, passage
a short section of a musical composition

n formally making a person known to another or to the public

Synonyms:
introduction, presentation
Types:
debut
the presentation of a debutante in society
reintroduction
an act of renewed introduction
Type of:
informing, making known
a speech act that conveys information

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