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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
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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[2] 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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