assai

adverb

as·​sai ä-ˈsī How to pronounce assai (audio)
: very
used with tempo direction in music
allegro assai

Word History

Etymology

Italian, from Vulgar Latin *ad satis enough — more at asset

First Known Use

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of assai was circa 1724

Dictionary Entries Near assai

Cite this Entry

“Assai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assai. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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