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Italianism

[ ih-tal-yuh-niz-uhm ]
/ ɪˈtæl yəˌnɪz əm /
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noun
an Italian practice, trait, or idiom.
Italian quality or spirit.
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Origin of Italianism

First recorded in 1585–95; Italian + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Italianism

an·ti-I·tal·ian·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Italianism

Italianism

Italicism (ɪˈtælɪˌsɪzəm)

/ (ɪˈtæljəˌnɪzəm) /

noun
an Italian custom or style
Italian quality or life, or the cult of either
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