Italic meaning

ĭ-tălĭk, ī-tăl-
Italic type or print.
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Italic print or typeface.
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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.
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An italic letter or other character.
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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)
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Of ancient Italy or its peoples or cultures.
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Of these languages.
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(typography, of a typeface or font) 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.

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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.

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The Italic branch of Indo-European.
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(typography, of a typeface or font) Designed to resemble a handwriting style developed in Italy in the 16th century.
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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.

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Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Latin, Faliscan, Oscan, Umbrian, and the Romance languages.
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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.

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(typography) A typeface in which the letters slant to the right.
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An oblique handwriting style, such as used by Italian calligraphers of the Renaissance.
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Of or relating to the Italian peninsula.
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(ancient history) 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.

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An Italic language.
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Of or relating to ancient Italy or its peoples or cultures.
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(linguistics) 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 ancient Italic languages that are now extinct include Oscan, Umbrian, and South Picene.

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Origin of italic

  • Latin Italicus from Italia Italy

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

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

    From Wiktionary