any of a genus (Euterpe, esp. E. edulis) of palm trees native to Brazil, bearing a small, dark-purple, fleshy, edible fruit
Origin of assaiBrazilian Portuguese assahy ; from Tupí assaí
Musical Direction very: used in indicating tempo: allegro assai
Origin of assaiIt, enough, very ; from Classical Latin ad satis ; from ad, to + satis, enough; akin to French assez, enough
Very. Used in tempo directions: allegro assai.
Origin of assaiItalian, from Vulgar Latin *ad satis, to sufficiency; see asset.
- In music, a tempo direction equivalent to "very".