assai

adverb
as·​sai | \ ä-ˈsī How to pronounce assai (audio) \

Definition of assai

: very used with tempo direction in music allegro assai

First Known Use of assai

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for assai

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

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The first known use of assai was circa 1724

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“Assai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assai. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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