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pronto

[ pron-toh ]
/ ˈprɒn toʊ /
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adverb Informal.
promptly; quickly.
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Origin of pronto

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