ITALIC MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Italic Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) 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.
  2. (n.) An Italic letter, character, or type (see Italic, a., 2.); -- often in the plural; as, the Italics are the authors. Italic letters are used to distinguish words for emphasis, importance, antithesis, etc. Also, collectively, Italic letters.
  3. (a.) Relating to Italy or to its people.


• Italicizing Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Italicize


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