from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several feather-leaved South American palms, especially Euterpe edulis and E. oleracea, that are important sources of heart of palm.
- n. A beverage made from the fleshy purple fruit of one of these palms.
- adv. Music Very. Used in tempo directions: allegro assai.
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- adv. In music, a tempo direction equivalent to "very".
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A direction equivalent to very.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, very: as, allegro assai, very quick; adagio assai, very slow.
- n. A native name in Brazil of several species of palms of the genus Euterpe (which see).
Selecting an "assai" palm of about nine inches diameter, across the creek, I took steady aim and fired four bullets.
In all the Portuguese settlements the "assai" is a favourite drink, and is taken along with cassava bread, as we use milk or coffee.
A palm called the "assai" has a small sloe-like fruit which produces a similar beverage -- thick and creamy, and of a fine plum colour.
Permalink esimio, ti seguo sempre con immenso piacere! un piccolo quesito per te: sto cercando un video che mi era piaciuto assai “I Love Sarah Jane”?
La presenza di tutti i parroci di Padova al rito della Canonizzazione di Gregorio Barbarigo è in proposito assai significativa.
He also gives a splendid account of the Ravel: crackling with energy in the first movement, dreamy in the bluesy Adagio assai and restlessly spirited in the finale.
“Niente sembra andar bene a questo gruppo di pulci, ma i loro errori creano un numero assai più divertente.”
Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) — Presto ma non assai — Tempo I (Wiener Philharmoniker/Bernstein).
But his study is not a study of himself as subject, but an “assay” of himself by himself (assay, Middle English, from Old French essai, assai: an analysis or examination; an attempt, an essay; to examine by trial or experiment, put to a test; to evaluate, assess).
Ariosto is right in saying that the dark side of our mortal life predominates, so full it is of this evil: questa assai più oscura che serena