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".