assai



[It., much, very much]


Term typically used to modify tempo markings in a composition. For example, the term allegro assai would mean "very fast". Some composers have used it to mean rather as opposed to "very". This was primarily in the 18th century.

See also [Eng.] much; [Eng.] very; [Fr.] très; [Fr.] beaucoup; [Ger.] viel; [Ger.] sehr; [It.] molto; [It.] di molto; [It.] assai.


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