how to pronounce presto


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the above transcription of presto is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

presto is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of presto in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and presto we have now borrowed this …”

meanings of presto


  1. Very fast or quickly; a directive for the musician(s) to play in a very quick tempo.


  1. Used by magicians when performing a trick; ta-da; voilà.


  1. A pair of fives as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.


  1. A surname​.

presto frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word presto occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics presto can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that presto can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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