pronto

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adverb pron·to \ˈprän-ˌtō\

Definition of pronto

  1. :  without delay

Examples of pronto in a Sentence

  1. if they don't arrive pronto, we'll have to go to the movie without them

  2. the kind of boss who wants everything pronto

Origin and Etymology of pronto

Spanish, from Latin promptus prompt


First Known Use: 1892


PRONTO Defined for English Language Learners

pronto

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adverb

Definition of pronto for English Language Learners

  • : without delay : right away



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