ado

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noun \ə-ˈdü\

Definition of ado

  1. 1 :  heightened fuss or concern :  to-do much ado about the need for reform

  2. 2 :  time-wasting bother over trivial details wrote the paper without further ado

  3. 3 :  trouble, difficulty The journey itself is not described; our heroes disembark without ado at Philadelphia. — Anthony Lane

Examples of ado in a sentence

  1. a bride-to-be caught up in the usual prenuptial ado

Origin and Etymology of ado

Middle English, from at do, from at + don, do to do


First Known Use: 14th century



ADO Defined for English Language Learners

ado

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noun \ə-ˈdü\

Definition of ado for English Language Learners

  • : foolish or unnecessary talk, trouble, or activity


ADO Defined for Kids

ado

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noun \ə-ˈdü\

Definition of ado for Students

  1. :  foolish or unnecessary trouble, activity, or excitement



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