pronto

adverb

pron·​to ˈprän-ˌtō How to pronounce pronto (audio)
: without delay

Examples of pronto in a Sentence

if they don't arrive pronto, we'll have to go to the movie without them the kind of boss who wants everything pronto
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Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from Latin promptus prompt

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pronto was in 1892

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“Pronto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pronto. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

pronto

adverb
pron·​to ˈprän-ˌtō How to pronounce pronto (audio)
: without delay : right away

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