Meaning of PRESTO in English

I. ˈpres-(ˌ)tō interjection

Etymology: Italian, quick, quickly, from Latin praestus ready, from praesto adverb, on hand; akin to Latin prae before — more at for

Date: circa 1599

— used to indicate the sudden appearance or occurrence of something often as if by magic

II. adverb or adjective

Date: 1644

1. : suddenly as if by magic : immediately

2. : at a rapid tempo — used as a direction in music

III. noun

( plural prestos )

Date: 1801

: a presto musical passage or movement

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