[ 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), I·tal·ian·at·ed, I·tal·ian·at·ing.

to Italianize.

Origin of Italianate

From the Italian word italianato, dating back to 1560–70. See Italian, -ate1
Related formsI·tal·ian·ate·ly, adverbI·tal·ian·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Italianesque (ɪˌtæljəˈnɛsk)

/ (ɪˈtæljənɪt, -ˌneɪt) /


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).

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