pronto

[ pron-toh ]
/ ˈprɒn toʊ /

adverb Informal.

promptly; quickly.

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Nearby words

  1. pronotum,
  2. pronoun,
  3. pronounce,
  4. pronounced,
  5. pronouncement,
  6. pronuclear,
  7. pronucleus,
  8. pronuke,
  9. pronunciamento,
  10. pronunciation

Origin of pronto

1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish (adj. and adv.) quick, quickly < Latin promptus prompt (adj.)

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British Dictionary definitions for pronto

pronto

/ (ˈprɒntəʊ) /

adverb

informal at once; promptly

Word Origin for pronto

C20: from Spanish: quick, from Latin promptus prompt

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Word Origin and History for pronto

pronto

adv.

1850, from Spanish pronto, perhaps influenced by Italian pronto (borrowed by English 1740), both from Latin promptus (see prompt).

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