presto

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian presto (quickly).

Adverb[edit]

presto (not comparable)

  1. (music) Very fast or quickly; a directive for the musician(s) to play in a very quick tempo.

Interjection[edit]

presto

  1. Used by magicians when performing a trick; ta-da; voilà.
    So I put my hand into the hat and presto! Out comes a rabbit!

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Noun[edit]

presto (uncountable)

  1. (poker slang) A pair of fives as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

presto

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of prestar

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin praestus, from the Latin adverb praesto. Compare Catalan prest, French prêt.

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Adverb[edit]

presto

  1. soon
  2. early
  3. quickly

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Verb[edit]

presto

  1. first-person singular present of prestare

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

presto

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of prestar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

presto m (Cyrillic spelling престо)

  1. throne


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin praestus, from the adverb praesto. Compare Catalan prest, Italian presto, French prêt. The meaning pertaining to music comes from Italian presto.

Adjective[edit]

presto m (feminine presta, masculine plural prestos, feminine plural prestas)

  1. quick, swift, prompt
  2. ready, prepared

Adverb[edit]

presto

  1. immediately, promptly
  2. (music) presto
  3. right away, at once

Verb[edit]

presto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of prestar.