Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Informal Without delay; quickly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Quickly, soon, promptly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a punctual manner

Etymologies

Spanish, from Latin prōmptus; see prompt.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish pronto (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What dems need to do pronto is start a movement for a

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  • What Canadians need to know, pronto, is how many were implicated, who they were, and how high up the complicity went.

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  • M. Night delivered his scripts on Sundays because reading his scripts was pleasure, not work, and he sent someone to collect it again pronto, and he was deeply disturbed by the fact that everyone hated the script and that nobody wanted to ask him what it all meant, man.

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  • They want a really close relationship, but it is true that my agent should be responding to my phone calls pronto, and as soon as you guys get some sort of offer for my house, you have got to pass it through, right?

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  • He calmly took out his hand-kerchief, folding it in his hands, and bound it around his eyes; then, folding his hands in an attitude of prayer, uttered the word "pronto" -- ready.

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  • If this is a indication of what they will do to Marlin, better buy up your lever Marlin pronto.

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  • I speed-dialed my pediatrician, who returned my call pronto even though it was a Sunday.

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  • I'm sure if someone else was in his position, especially playing and / or losing against a qualifier, the trainer would have been called pronto for some trumped up malady.

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  • I just ordered it direct from the publisher www.pspublishing.co.uk. where they promise to ship it, "pronto".

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  • I do not have problem with emulation "pronto" on old Palm at present already.

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