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



adverb, adjective
BrE BrE//ˈprestəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprestoʊ//
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(used as an instruction in a piece of music) very quickly Word OriginItalian, ‘quick, quickly’, from late Latin praestus ‘ready’, from Latin praesto ‘at hand’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: presto