Share this entry

Share this page

hey presto

Syllabification: hey pres·to
Pronunciation: /ˌhā ˈprestō
 
/

Definition of hey presto in English:

exclamation

chiefly British & Canadian
Another way of saying presto.
Example sentences
  • You type in the message, press a few buttons, and hey presto!
  • My car even has ‘climate control’, which means that you set the temperature that you'd like, then press ‘auto’ and hey presto!
  • Take one disco drumbeat, add a bouncy bassline, throw in a grouchy guitar noise and a cheeky mockney songsmith, and hey presto!

Definition of hey presto in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure