Italian

See also: italian

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin Italiānus, from Italia (Italy)

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: ĭtălʹyən, IPA(key): /ɪˈtæljən/
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  • IPA(key): /ˌaɪˈtæljən/ (less common)

AdjectiveEdit

Italian (comparative more Italian, superlative most Italian)

  1. Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language.
  2. (obsolete, not comparable) Using an italic style; italic.
    • 1868, Henry Noel Humphreys, A History of the Art of Printing, page 175:
      It has been shown that there was a great disposition on the part of some German printers, especially Albert Durer, to adopt the rounded Italian type; others preferring the crisp angularity of the Gothic black-letter, even for general purposes; while for books of devotion it appears to have been deemed the more orthodox; the Italian style of type being deemed an innovation.

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Italian (countable and uncountable, plural Italians)

  1. (countable) An inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent.
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      As Di Matteo celebrated and captain John Terry raised the trophy for the fourth time, the Italian increased his claims to become the permanent successor to Andre Villas-Boas by landing a trophy.
    Synonyms: Eyetie, greaseball, goombah, guido, guinea, wop
  2. (uncountable) The official language of Italy, also spoken in San Marino, the Vatican, and parts of Switzerland.
  3. (uncountable, cooking) A style of cuisine or individual dishes of or associated with Italy or Italian people.
    • 1995, Betty Crocker's New Italian Cooking, page 5:
      Simple Cannoli, Lemon Ice, or a delicious Tira Mi Su. With so many wonderful recipes, you can eat Italian anytime.
  4. (uncountable, textiles) A type of linen or cotton cloth with satin finish used primarily for linings, Italian cloth.
  5. (uncountable) Italian vermouth, a dark-colored, sweet or mildly bitter vermouth.
    gin and Italian
    • 1971, John Doxat, The World of Drinks and Drinking, page 102:
      So the English women would have been interested in American drinks, and in came the gin-and-Italian, for example.
  6. (countable) An Italian sandwich.

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Italian

  1. inessive indefinite of Italia

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Italian

  1. genitive singular of Italia

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