Definition of hey presto in English:

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hey presto

Pronunciation: /ˌhā ˈprestō/


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!

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Syllabification: hey pres·to

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