Definitions for prestoˈprɛs toʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pres•toˈprɛs toʊ(adv.; adj.; n.)(pl.)-tos.

  1. (adv.)quickly, rapidly, or immediately.

  2. at a rapid tempo.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. (adj.)quick or rapid.

  4. executed at a rapid tempo (used as a musical direction).

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. (n.)a presto musical piece or movement.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of presto:

1590–1600; < It: quick, quickly < LL praestus (adj.) ready, L praestō (adv.) ready, at hand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. presto(adverb)

    (of tempo) very fast

  2. presto(adverb)

    suddenly

    "Presto! begone! 'tis here again"- Swift

  3. presto(adverb)

    at a very fast tempo (faster than allegro)

Wiktionary

  1. presto(Noun)

    A pair of fives as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em

  2. presto(Adverb)

    Very fast or quickly; a directive for the musician(s) to play in a very quick tempo.

  3. presto(Interjection)

    Used by magicians when performing a trick; ta-da; voilu00E0.

    So I put my hand into the hat and presto! Out comes a rabbit!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presto(adj)

    quickly; immediately; in haste; suddenly

  2. Presto(adj)

    quickly; rapidly; -- a direction for a quick, lively movement or performance; quicker than allegro, or any rate of time except prestissimo

Freebase

  1. Presto

    Presto is the purpose-built layout engine of the Opera web browser for a decade. It was released on 28 January 2003 in Opera 7, for Windows, after several public betas and technical previews. It remained in use until Opera 12.15, when the browser's developer Opera Software ASA began phasing Presto out of its products in favor of the WebKit layout engine and V8 JavaScript engine combined with a modified Chromium browser. Presto is a dynamic engine. Webpages could be re-rendered completely or partially in response to DOM events. Its releases saw a number of bug fixes and optimizations to improve the speed of the ECMAScript engine. It is proprietary software only available as a part of the Opera browsers.


Translations for presto

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

soon(adverb)

in a short time from now or from the time mentioned

They'll be here sooner than you think; I hope he arrives soon.

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