What does Italian mean?

Definitions for Italian
ɪˈtæl yənItal·ian

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Italian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Italian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Italy

  2. Italian(adj)

    the Romance language spoken in Italy

  3. Italian(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language

    "Italian cooking"

Wiktionary

  1. Italian(Noun)

    An inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent.

    Etymology: Italianus, from Italia

  2. Italian(Adjective)

    Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language.

    Etymology: Italianus, from Italia

  3. Italian(ProperNoun)

    The official language of Italy, also spoken in San Marino, the Vatican, and parts of Switzerland.

    Etymology: Italianus, from Italia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Italian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Italy, or to its people or language

    Etymology: [Cf. F. italien, It. italiano. Cf. Italic.]

  2. Italian(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Italy

    Etymology: [Cf. F. italien, It. italiano. Cf. Italic.]

  3. Italian(noun)

    the language used in Italy, or by the Italians

    Etymology: [Cf. F. italien, It. italiano. Cf. Italic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Italian

    i-tal′yan, Italic, i-tal′ik, adj. of or relating to Italy or its people.—n. a native of Italy: the language of Italy.—vs.t. Ital′ianate, Ital′ianise, to make Italian.—vs.i. to play the Italian: to speak Italian.—n. Ital′ianism.—Italian architecture, the style practised by the Italian architects of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, which originated in a revival of the ancient architecture of Rome; Italian warehouseman, a dealer in the finer kinds of groceries, as macaroni, vermicelli, dried fruits, &c.—Italic version, or It′ala, a translation of the Bible into Latin, based on a still older version, called Old Latin, and made probably in the time of Augustine. [It. Italiano, Italico—L. Italia—Gr. italos, a bull.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Italian' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2516

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Italian' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4668

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Italian' in Nouns Frequency: #2306

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Italian' in Adjectives Frequency: #336

How to pronounce Italian?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Italian in sign language?

  1. italian

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Italian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Italian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Italian in a Sentence

  1. Arne Sorenson:

    When you look at South Korea and Italy, we will see both cancellations and we will see declining( revenue per available room) in those markets, some of the Italian cities, we've probably lost a few tens of points of occupancy in the first days.

  2. Martin Scorsese:

    I'm the only Italian American in the country that hasn't been in Italian American pictures.

  3. Italian Gianmarco Tamberi:

    What changed more was in the mind, after I was going for my third attempt, I tell Italian Gianmarco Tamberi, OK technically you are OK but you have to jump it, so jump please.

  4. Dan Kelemen:

    The referendum was definitely a vote for populism, but it was more so about Italian anger at Renzi than populism.

  5. Matteo Salvini:

    I want to save lives but I’m paid by Italians to defend thesafety of Italian citizens. I don’t accept there are organizations ofpseudo-volunteers that endanger the lives of those who flee Africa and thenthink to disembark them all in Italy.

Images & Illustrations of Italian

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Italian#1#2068#10000

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