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English definition of “ado”


noun     /əˈduː/
without further/more ado without wasting more time : And so, without further ado, let me introduce tonight's speaker .Delaying and wasting timeImmediately
(Definition of ado noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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