Tyro

Pronunciation: [ tahy-roh ]


Definition: noun

a beginner in learning anything; novice

Origin: Late Middle English; Latin


Etymology: from Latin tiro, medieval Latin tyro ‘recruit’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • novice

  • beginner

  • learner

Antonyms:

  • expert

  • veteran

Example:

The little girl was considered a tyro at piano when she began her lessons.

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