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[adjective ih-tal-yuh-neyt, -nit; verb ih-tal-yuh-neyt] /adjective ɪˈtæl yəˌneɪt, -nɪt; verb ɪˈtæl yəˌneɪt/
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.
verb (used with object), Italianated, Italianating.
to Italianize.
Origin of Italianate
From the Italian word italianato, dating back to 1560-70. See Italian, -ate1
Related forms
Italianately, adverb
Italianation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Against the fair, boyish face of Nevers you had to set the saturnine Italianate countenance of Gonzague.

    The Duke's Motto Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • Mr. Brokenshire's richly Italianate dwelling was to her just a house.

    The High Heart Basil King
  • The truth is that he passed a large part of his life in Italy and that his landscape is Italianate.

    French Art W. C. Brownell
  • Mr. Bolster's house was a pretentious building in the Italianate Gothic style, with Byzantine and other features.

    Upsidonia Archibald Marshall
  • This was a tall, graceful Italianate man, who carried his fifty years with the grace and ease of thirty.

    The Duke's Motto Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • One expects a classic severity and simplicity, and instead it is paint and Italianate curves.

    A Wanderer in Paris E. V. Lucas
  • Even the domestic affections are at a low ebb; and the grand tour brings back a new species of Italianate Englishman.

  • The choir stalls (1520-29) are masterpieces; Italianate fawns and Bacchantes are placed beside sacred personages.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for Italianate


/ɪˈtæljənɪt; -ˌneɪt/
Italian in style or character
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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
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