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1presto

interjection pres·to \ˈpres-(ˌ)tō\

: suddenly as if by magic

Full Definition of PRESTO

—used to indicate the sudden appearance or occurrence of something often as if by magic

Origin of PRESTO

Italian, quick, quickly, from Latin praestus ready, from praesto adverb, on hand; akin to Latin prae before — more at for
First Known Use: circa 1599

2presto

adverb or adjective

Definition of PRESTO

1
:  suddenly as if by magic :  immediately
2
:  at a rapid tempo —used as a direction in music

First Known Use of PRESTO

1644

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, refrain, riff, segue

3presto

noun
plural prestos

Definition of PRESTO

:  a presto musical passage or movement

First Known Use of PRESTO

1801

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, refrain, riff, segue
PRESTO Defined for Kids

presto

adverb or adjective pres·to \ˈpre-stō\

Definition of PRESTO for Kids

:  suddenly as if by magic <You called and presto, we're here.>

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