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Meaning of ITALIC

Pronunciation:  i'talik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
  2. [n]  a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
  3. [n]  a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
  4. [adj]  of or relating to the Italic languages; "ancient Italic dialects"
  5. [adj]  characterized by slanting characters; "italic characters"
 

ITALIC is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: Italic language
 
 See Also: cursive, face, font, fount, Indo-European, Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Latin, longhand, Osco-Umbrian, running hand, typeface

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \I*tal"ic\, a. [L. Italicus: cf. F. italique. Cf.
    {Italian}.]
    1. Relating to Italy or to its people.
    
    2. Applied especially to a kind of type in which the letters
       do not stand upright, but slope toward the right; -- so
       called because dedicated to the States of Italy by the
       inventor, Aldus Manutius, about the year 1500.
    
    {Italic languages}, the group or family of languages of
       ancient Italy.
    
    {Italic order} (Arch.), the composite order. See {Composite}.
    
    
    {Italic school}, a term given to the Pythagorean and Eleatic
       philosophers, from the country where their doctrines were
       first promulgated.
    
    {Italic version}. See {Itala}.
    
    
  2. \I*tal"ic\, n.; pl. {Italics}. (Print.)
    An Italic letter, character, or type (see {Italic}, a., 2.);
    -- often in the plural; as, the Italics are the author's.
    Italic letters are used to distinguish words for emphasis,
    importance, antithesis, etc. Also, collectively, Italic
    letters.
    
    
 
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