- promptly; quickly.
Origin of pronto
Examples from the Web for pronto
Step away politely, apologise profusely, and find a taxi, pronto.Does California’s College Rape Bill Go Too Far In Regulating Sex?
June 23, 2014
They yapped and pulled at their leads with such energy that Winkelmann insisted we climb back into the sled, pronto.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed
Terry Greene Sterling
April 1, 2014
Help us understand them, those Iraqis and Afghans, better ... and pronto.Send in the Marines—and the Anthropologists too?
John Kael Weston
August 23, 2013
I wrote two books about Raylan before the series [Riding the Rap and Pronto].The Elmore Leonard Interview
April 9, 2012
While we're at it, move Law & Order: SVU back to Wednesdays at 10 p.m. again, pronto.NBC, You've Blown It Again!
October 26, 2010
Pronto Helps him with a supply of similes, which, it seems, he did not think of readily.Meditations
But what is there in the heart of Pronto that is kept from Curio?Aurelian
Pronto had chosen his own trail and gait back to the Three Star.
Sandy, erect in the saddle, lean and keen, matched all of Pronto's fitness.
You forget it now, pronto, he commanded as he went out of the door.A Tenderfoot Bride
Clarice E. Richards
- informal at once; promptly
Word Origin and History for pronto
1850, from Spanish pronto, perhaps influenced by Italian pronto (borrowed by English 1740), both from Latin promptus (see prompt).