Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Very. Used in tempo directions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In music, very: as, allegro assai, very quick; adagio assai, very slow.
  • noun A native name in Brazil of several species of palms of the genus Euterpe (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Mus.) A direction equivalent to very.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In music, a tempo direction equivalent to "very".

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, from Vulgar Latin *ad satis, to sufficiency; see asset.]

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