Italicism


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I·tal·i·cism

 (ĭ-tăl′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
An Italianism, especially a word or idiom borrowed from or suggestive of the Italian language.

I•tal•i•cism

(ɪˈtæl əˌsɪz əm)

n.
Italianism, esp. an idiom or a characteristic of the Italian language.
[1765–75]

Italicism

1. an Italian loanword in English, as chiaroscuro.
2. Italianism. See also printing.
See also: Language
the use of italics in printing text to indicate foreign words, abbreviations, emphasis, titles, etc.
See also: Printing