See also: Presto, prestó, prestò, and přesto

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian presto (quickly).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

presto (not comparable)

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

InterjectionEdit

presto

  1. Used by magicians when performing a trick; ta-da; voilà.
    So I put my hand into the hat and presto! Out comes a rabbit!

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NounEdit

presto (uncountable)

  1. (poker slang) A pair of fives as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

presto

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of prestar

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian presto.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

presto

  1. (music) presto
  2. (colloquial) quickly

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Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin praestus, from the Latin praestō (at hand, adverb). Compare Catalan prest, French prêt.

AdjectiveEdit

presto (feminine presta, masculine plural presti, feminine plural preste, superlative prestissimo)

  1. (literary) ready
  2. (literary) fast, quick, nimble
DescendantsEdit
  • French: preste

AdverbEdit

presto

  1. soon
    Synonyms: tra poco, fra poco
    Ritorno presto.I will be back soon.
    Potrebbe piovere presto.It may rain soon.
  2. early
    Synonym: di buon'ora
    Non sono abituata a svegliarmi presto.I'm not accustomed to getting up early.
    Se ne andarono presto.They left early.
  3. quickly
    Synonyms: rapidamente, velocemente
    Spero che ti riprenderai presto.I hope you'll recover quickly.
  4. (music) presto
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Deverbal of prestare (to lend).

NounEdit

presto m (plural presti) (archaic)

  1. loan
    Synonym: prestito
  2. usury (practice of lending money at excessive interest rates)
    Synonym: usura
  3. pawnshop
    Synonym: banco dei pegni

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

presto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of prestare

Further readingEdit

  • presto1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • presto in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian presto (ready).

AdverbEdit

presto

  1. (music) presto

NounEdit

presto m (definite singular prestoen, indefinite plural prestoer, definite plural prestoene)

  1. music being played presto

Usage notesEdit

  • Prior to a revision in 2020, this noun was also considered grammatically neuter.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Language Council of Norway, Spelling decisions since 2012 (in Norwegian, retrieved 12.21.20)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian presto (ready).

AdverbEdit

presto

  1. (music) presto

NounEdit

presto m (definite singular prestoen, indefinite plural prestoar, definite plural prestoane)

  1. music being played presto

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PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin praestus, from the adverb praesto. Compare Catalan prest, Italian presto, French prêt. The meaning pertaining to music comes from Italian presto.

AdjectiveEdit

presto m (feminine singular presta, masculine plural prestos, feminine plural prestas, comparable)

  1. quick, swift, prompt
  2. ready, prepared

AdverbEdit

presto (comparative mais presto superlative o mais presto)

  1. immediately, promptly
  2. right away, at once
  3. (music) presto

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

presto

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of prestar

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pre- +‎ sto.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

prȅsto m (Cyrillic spelling пре̏сто)

  1. throne

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾesto/, [ˈpɾes.t̪o]

Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin praestus, from the adverb praesto. Compare Catalan prest, Italian presto, French prêt. The meaning pertaining to music comes from Italian presto.

AdjectiveEdit

presto (feminine presta, masculine plural prestos, feminine plural prestas)

  1. quick, swift, prompt
  2. ready, prepared

AdverbEdit

presto

  1. immediately, promptly, soon
  2. (music) presto
  3. right away, at once
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

presto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of prestar.

Further readingEdit