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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Although the sound is retro, the band performs only original tunes.
▪ A lot of people loved the big Kawasaki's marriage of retro style with 1990s handling and reliability.
▪ Daisies are back in force, particularly on retro swimsuits and kids' clothing.
▪ It's simply been made to satisfy an ever-increasing demand from buyers for a retro look.
▪ Such retro shapes demand parallel patterns.
▪ Too often, retro rock stylings serve to camouflage weak songs or a lack of character.
▪ Younger audiences are becoming increasingly interested in bands of this musical grab-bag genre, and not only as a retro fad.
▪ That was more than a tad retro so I distracted myself and put some music on.
▪ We have eight of these stylist fifties retro inspired ties from Thomas Pink Shirtmakers to give away.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1974, from French rétro (1973), supposedly first used of a revival c.1968 of Eva Peron-inspired fashions and short for rétrograde (see retrograde). There is an isolated use in English from 1768, and the word apparently was used in 19c. French as a term in billiards. As a noun, short for retro-rocket (1948) from 1961.


a. 1 of, or relating to, the past, past times, or the way things were 2 affecting things past; retroactive, ex post facto n. 1 something, such as a fashion, from the past; a retro trend 2 a retrorocket


adj. affecting things past; "retroactive tax increase"; "an ex-post-facto law"; "retro pay" [syn: ex post facto, retroactive]


n. a fashion reminiscent of the past

Retro (New Order album)

Retro is a 2002 box set of music by the English band New Order. It comprises four themed CDs. In the UK, initial quantities came with a fifth disc which featured rare tracks.

Retro (KMFDM album)

Retro is a KMFDM compilation album featuring a sampling of the band's more popular songs. It was initially released in 1996 as a promotional item, and released for sale to the public in 1998.

Retro (Lou Reed album)

UK Lou Reed compilation from 1989.

Retro (TV channel)
For the US channel with a similar name, see Retro Television Network.

Retro was a Latin American cable television network with classic programming that included movies and popular classic TV Series. It was owned by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, a unit of Time Warner. Its headquarters were located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

On March 25, 2009 Turner Broadcasting System announced the replacement of Retro by a Latin American version of the channel truTV, also owned by Turner Broadcasting System. Most of the programming from Retro is still being aired on TCM Classic Entertainment.

On April 1, 2009 at 5:30pm Buenos Aires time, the channel aired its last show, the Robotech episode "Symphony of Light". Retro was replaced by truTV at 6pm.

In some countries of Latin America, some cable television companies opted to replace Retro with TCM Classic Entertainment instead of truTV.

Retro (disambiguation)

Retro style is an outdated style or fashion that has become fashionable again.

Retro may also refer to:

  • Retro (TV channel), a Latin American cable television network
  • Retro Television Network, a US network primarily airing classic programming
  • Retro Productions, a New York City theatre company
  • Retro Studios, an American video game developer
  • Retro, a Building Industry Association of Washington workers' compensation insurance program

In music:

  • Retro (EP), an EP by Ultravox
  • Retro (KMFDM album)
  • Retro (Lou Reed album)
  • Retro (New Order album)
  • Retro (P·A·L album)
  • Retro (Regine Velasquez album)
  • Retro, an album by Rick Wakeman
Retro (EP)

Retro was the only EP (7") by Ultravox, then Ultravox!, released on 10 February 1978. It was the last recording released by the band as Ultravox!. Also this was the last disc featuring original guitarist Stevie Shears, who left the band after its release.

The EP featured four live tracks recorded in 1977 or early 1978, while Ultravox! were promoting one of their first two albums, Ultravox! and Ha! Ha! Ha!, both released in 1977. An Australian only 12" was also released with the added tracks Quirks and Modern Love. These were previously available as a free 7" single given away with the first 10000 copies of "Ha Ha Ha". In or around 1990 the Australian record company 'Festival Records' made a limited amount of cd singles of the 6 track Retro EP but shelved the release. It is not known if any were issued for sale.

In 2006, Island Records re-released the tracks, adding them to remastered versions of Ultravox!'s albums. The tracks from side two of the EP were included on the reissue of Ultravox! and the side one tracks on the reissue of Ha! Ha! Ha!.

Retro (Regine Velasquez album)

Retro is the eighth studio album of Filipino singer-actress Regine Velasquez, released in 1996 through Polycosmic Records Inc., under MCA-Phil in the Philippines and through Mercury Records under PolyGram Records as pan-Asian studio album.

The album contains covers from the 1970s and 1980s such as Andy Gibb's " I Can't Help It", a duet with Remus Choy of Grasshopper, Melissa Manchester's "Through the Eyes of Love" and Foreigner's " I Want to Know What Love Is". Velasquez also did an acoustic version of Orleans's "Dance With Me" which is a duet with her mother, Teresita Velasquez. Even though the majority of the songs recorded are covers, two songs ("Nothing Left for Me" and the lyrics to "Fly") pertain original content throughout the entire album.

Usage examples of "retro".

Her handful of semiclose friends thought Joyce was being trendily retro.

The appendix was retro cecal and was tough to deliver out of the wound.

Royal Police had rounded up all the Seventh of Spring retros they knew of in Malfom Prefecture, and some in Landfall Prefecture.

The big ship had slowed almost to a stop well before it was visible to the naked eye and it now nosed slowly toward the RAMco station with the exhaust from its retros streaming behind it.

Remember when I was at Gold-Tone Studios and they needed those vintage archtops for that retro Elvis video?

Poi per un po' parlò di una lite per questioni di droga, quando gli agenti della squadra antinarcotici avevano preso a calci entrambe le porte, quella principale e quella sul retro, dell'appartamento sopra a lei.

They sidled up to the bar and soon learned that the fare, besides clam chowder, was a retro combination of burgers, syllabub, and mead.

At Luna it would be much the way barges are now landed off Bombay, solid-charge retrorockets programmed by ground control—except that it would be much cheaper, two and a half kilometer-seconds change of motion versus eleven-plus, a squared factor of about twenty—but actually even more favorable, as retros are parasitic weight and the payload improves accordingly.

At Luna it would be much the way barges are now landed off Bombay, solid-charge retrorockets programmed by ground control--except that it would be much cheaper, two and a half kilometer-seconds change of motion versus eleven-plus, a squared factor of about twenty--but actually even more favorable, as retros are parasitic weight and the payload improves accordingly.

Salutes hadn't been in style for two centuries now, but Tang was retro enough to harken back to those days of extreme discipline.

There's a retro hat shop in Berwick Street Market that might just have one.

They're big wraparounds, retro shades he associates with lava lamps and outlaw biker movies starring Peter Fonda.

White hair doesn't elicit sneers from the wait staff, martinis aren't the retro craze of the minute, piano bars endure.

His safety harness held, though, and within an eyeblink he heard the howling screech of the tiny retro rocket motors.

You know, this new MTV movement with these new bands that are trying to start a late sixties, early seventies retro thing again?