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acto

[ak-toh; Spanish ahk-taw] /ˈæk toʊ; Spanish ˈɑk tɔ/
noun, plural actos
[ak-tohz; Spanish ahk-taws] /ˈæk toʊz; Spanish ˈɑk tɔs/ (Show IPA).
Southwestern U.S.
1.
a short, realistic play, usually in Spanish, that dramatizes the social and economic problems of Chicanos.
Origin
< Spanish: act
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