Definition of presto noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈprestəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprestoʊ//
Pieces of music
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(pl. prestos) a piece of music that should be performed very quickly See related entries: Pieces of music Word OriginItalian, ‘quick, quickly’, from late Latin praestus ‘ready’, from Latin praesto ‘at hand’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: presto