[adjective ih-tal-yuh-neyt, -nit; verb ih-tal-yuh-neyt]
- Italianized; conforming to the Italian type or style or to Italian customs, manners, etc.
- Art. in the style of Renaissance or Baroque Italy.
- Architecture. noting or pertaining to a mid-Victorian American style remotely based on Romanesque vernacular residential and castle architecture of the Italian countryside, but sometimes containing Renaissance and Baroque elements.
- to Italianize.
Origin of Italianate
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Examples from the Web for italianate
There was Blondie on has right and a lovely Italianate brunette on the other side.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis
Richard Ben Cramer
January 11, 2014
Mr. Brokenshire's richly Italianate dwelling was to her just a house.The High Heart
Mr. Bolster's house was a pretentious building in the Italianate Gothic style, with Byzantine and other features.Upsidonia
Near the house was an Italianate garden, with balustradings and statuary, and a great wealth of roses and flowering shrubs.The Passionate Friends
Herbert George Wells
His endeavour has been to be Italianate, and "of all styles I most affect and strive to imitate Aretine's."
There is that Italianate sob in the voice as they demand Poulet roti au salade!Nights in London
- Italian in style or character
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Word Origin and History for italianate
1570s, from Italian Italianato "rendered Italian," from Italiano (see Italian).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper