[ ak-toh; Spanish ahk-taw ]

noun,plural ac·tos [ak-tohz; Spanish ahk-taws]. /ˈæk toʊz; Spanish ˈɑk tɔs/. Southwestern U.S.
  1. a short, realistic play, usually in Spanish, that dramatizes the social and economic problems of Chicanos.

Origin of acto

<Spanish: act

Words Nearby acto Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use acto in a sentence

  • The suspect, he said, was dressed in black and armed with what appeared to be an X-acto knife.

  • acto continuo dispusironle una frugal colacin, y sentse con su hija la mesa.

    Legends, Tales and Poems | Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • So fah so good, fo' a play-acto's church—ef you kin git sich a church into the imagination o' yo' mind!

    Gideon's Band | George W. Cable
  • Confiaron su pensamiento a la doncella,15 quien ofreci protegerlo mediante una cantidad que se le entregara en el acto.

    Doa Perfecta | Benito Prez Galds
  • It wuz long-headed, too, fo' Hugh an' the play-acto's to give him the job.

    Gideon's Band | George W. Cable