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  1. italicsnoun

    letters in an italic typeface.

    There is no need to put the whole paragraph in italics.

  2. italicsnoun

    exaggerated intonation or some similar oral speech device by which one or more words is heavily and usually affectedly emphasized or otherwise given sharp prominence

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  1. Italics

    of Italic

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Italics

    i-tal′iks, n.pl. a kind of types which slope to the right (as in the last four words), so called because first used by an Italian printer, Aldo Manuzio, about 1500, employed for emphasis and other distinctive purposes.—n. Italicisā′tion.—v.t. Ital′icīse, to print in Italics.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Italics

    Thin sloping types, altogether different from the older Roman, first used in an edition of Virgil by Aldo Manuzio, the celebrated printer of Venice, in 1207.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of italics in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of italics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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