Definition of ado in English:


Line breaks: ado
Pronunciation: /əˈduː


[mass noun]


what's ado

archaic What’s the matter?.
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  • For the most part the majority of Americans haven't got a clue as to what's ado or how these talks will drastically alter and affect their lives.

without further (or more) ado

Without any fuss or delay; immediately: without further ado he hurried down the steps
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  • So, without further ado, let's quickly gloss over his suggestions and move onto my much more sensible and practical top ten.
  • Promptly, without further ado, an entire shift decided to stay at home seriously disrupting production and causing severe losses to the company.
  • So without further ado, let me direct you to their respective tasting notes.


late Middle English (originally in the sense 'action, business'): from northern Middle English at do 'to do', from Old Norse at (used to mark an infinitive) and do1.

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