how to pronounce retro


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retro is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of retro in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… his retro spectroscope because he's …”

meaning of retro

Retro means returning to a previous time or style.

retro frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word retro occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics retro can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retro can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to retro


words that rhyme with retro


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