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assai

Syllabification: as·sa·i
Pronunciation: /äˈsī
 
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Definition of assai in English:

adverb

Music
(Especially as a direction after a tempo marking) very: allegro assai
More example sentences
  • In the Allegro assai moderato we have an impression of impish playfulness that is very much akin to Gade's own inventiveness.
  • From the opening notes of the Allegro vivace assai, the Berlin players conjured up Mozart in the best Viennese manner.
  • I also enjoyed the Finale that also follows without a break and which is marked Allegro deciso, assai moderato.

Origin

Italian, 'very much'.

Words that rhyme with assai

ally, Altai, apply, awry, ay, aye, Baha'i, belie, bi, Bligh, buy, by, bye, bye-bye, chi, Chiangmai, Ciskei, comply, cry, Cy, Dai, defy, deny, Di, die, do-or-die, dry, Dubai, dye, espy, eye, fie, fly, forbye, fry, Frye, goodbye (US goodby), guy, hereby, hi, hie, high, I, imply, I-spy, July, kai, lie, lye, Mackay, misapply, my, nearby, nigh, Nye, outfly, passer-by, phi, pi, pie, ply, pry, psi, Qinghai, rai, rely, rocaille, rye, scry, serai, shanghai, shy, sigh, sky, Skye, sky-high, sly, spin-dry, spry, spy, sty, Sukhotai, supply, Tai, Thai, thereby, thigh, thy, tie, Transkei, try, tumble-dry, underlie, Versailles, Vi, vie, whereby, why, wry, Wye, xi, Xingtai, Yantai

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