Italic Definition

ĭ-tălĭk, ī-tăl-
Of these languages.
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)
Webster's New World
Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Latin, Faliscan, Oscan, Umbrian, and the Romance languages.
American Heritage
Of ancient Italy or its peoples or cultures.
Webster's New World

(typography, of a typeface or font) Designed to resemble a handwriting style developed in Italy in the 16th century.

An italic letter or other character.
Webster's New World
Italic type or print.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World

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

  • Italic language
An Italic language.

Origin of Italic

  • Via Latin from Ancient Greek Ἰταλικός (Italikos), from Ἰταλία (Italia, “Italy”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin Italicus from Italia Italy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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