from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Music In a very fast tempo, usually considered to be faster than allegro but slower than prestissimo. Used chiefly as a direction.
- adv. So suddenly that magic seems involved; right away.
- n. Music A passage or movement that is performed presto.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Very fast or quickly; a directive for the musician(s) to play in a very quick tempo.
- interj. Used by magicians when performing a trick; ta-da; voilà.
- n. A pair of fives as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Quickly; immediately; in haste; suddenly.
- adv. Quickly; rapidly; -- a direction for a quick, lively movement or performance; quicker than allegro, or any rate of time except prestissimo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Quickly; immediately; in haste.
- In music, quick; in rapid tempo.
- n. In music, a passage in quick tempo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. at a very fast tempo (faster than allegro)
- adj. (of tempo) very fast
- adv. suddenly
Italian, from Late Latin praestus, quick, from Latin praestō, at hand.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian presto ("quickly"). (Wiktionary)