Definition of assai in English:

assai

Syllabification: as·sa·i
Pronunciation: /äˈsī
 
/

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'.

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