Definitions for Italicɪˈtæl ɪk, aɪˈtæl-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•tal•icɪˈtæl ɪk, aɪˈtæl-(adj.)

  1. designating or pertaining to a style of printing types in which the letters usu. slope to the right, used for emphasis, to separate different kinds of information, etc.

    Category: Printing

  2. (cap.) of or pertaining to ancient Italy and its peoples prior to the expansion of Rome in the 3rd to 1st centuries b.c.

    Category: Peoples

  3. (n.)Often, italics. italic type.

    Category: Printing

  4. (cap.) a family of languages, a branch of the Indo-European family, that was spoken in ancient Italy and includes Latin, Osco-Umbrian, and, in most classifications, Venetic.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of italic:

1555–65; < L Italicus < Gk

Princeton's WordNet

  1. italic(noun)

    a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right

  2. Italic, Italic language(noun)

    a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative

  3. italic(adj)

    a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right

  4. italic(adj)

    characterized by slanting characters

    "italic characters"

  5. Italic(adj)

    of or relating to the Italic languages

    "ancient Italic dialects"

Wiktionary

  1. italic(Noun)

    A typeface in which the letters slant to the right.

  2. italic(Noun)

    An oblique handwriting style, such as used by Italian calligraphers of the Renaissance.

  3. italic(Adjective)

    Designed to resemble a handwriting style developed in Italy in the 16th century.

  4. italic(Adjective)

    Having letters that slant or lean to the right; oblique.

    The text was impossible to read: every other word was underlined or in a bold or italic font.

  5. Italic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the Italian peninsula.

  6. Italic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a subfamily of the Centum branch of the Indo-European language family, that includes Latin and other languages (as Oscan, Umbrian) spoken by the peoples of ancient Italy and also the Romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, etc.); the group of ancient languages of this branch as contrasted with the modern Romance languages; Osco-Umbrian

    The text was impossible to read: every other word was underlined or in a bold or italic font.

  7. Italic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to various peoples that lived in Italy before the establishment of the Roman Empire, or to any of several alphabet systems used by those peoples for writing their languages.

    There were several Italic alphabets, one being the Etruscan alphabet.

  8. Italic(ProperNoun)

    An Italic language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Italic(adj)

    relating to Italy or to its people

  2. Italic(adj)

    applied especially to a kind of type in which the letters do not stand upright, but slope toward the right; -- so called because dedicated to the States of Italy by the inventor, Aldus Manutius, about the year 1500

  3. Italic(noun)

    an Italic letter, character, or type (see Italic, a., 2.); -- often in the plural; as, the Italics are the author's. Italic letters are used to distinguish words for emphasis, importance, antithesis, etc. Also, collectively, Italic letters


Translations for Italic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

italic(adjective)

(of print) of the sloping kind used eg to show emphasis and for the examples in this dictionary

This example is printed in italic type.

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