- The definition of italic is a type style where the letters are slanted upward to the right, or something that relates to ancient Italy.
- An example of an italic font is the font used to emphasize the name of a book.
- An example of Italic is the ancient history of Italy.
- Italic is defined as a printed letter that is slanted upward to the right, or a language of the Indo-European language family.
- An example of italic is the font used in the word this: this.
- An example of Italic is a language that belongs to the same family as Latin and Umabrian.
italic definition by Webster's New World
designating or of a type in which the characters slant upward to the right, used variously, as to emphasize words, indicate foreign words, set off book titles, etc. (Ex.: this is italic type)
Origin: see Italic: so called because first used in an Italian edition of Virgil (1501)
- an italic letter or other character
- italic type or print
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a branch of the Indo-European language family, including Latin, Oscan, Umbrian, and other languages of ancient Italy, as well as Latin's descendants, the Romance languages
Origin: Classical Latin Italicus
- of these languages
- of ancient Italy or its peoples or cultures
italic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to ancient Italy or its peoples or cultures.
- Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Latin, Faliscan, Oscan, Umbrian, and the Romance languages.
- italic Of or being a style of printing type patterned on a Renaissance script with the letters slanting to the right: This sentence is printed in italic type.
- The Italic branch of Indo-European.
- Italic print or typeface. Often used in the plural.
Origin: Latin Italicus, from Italia, Italy.