designating or pertaining to a style of printing types in which the letters usually slope to the right, patterned upon a compact manuscript hand, and used for emphasis, to separate different kinds of information, etc.: These words are in italic type.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Italy, especially ancient Italy or its tribes.
Often italics. italic type.
(initial capital letter) a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, including ancient Latin, Oscan, Umbrian, and modern Romance.
- non-I·tal·ic, adjective, noun
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How to use italic in a sentence
Emotions cause the brain to store memory in a stronger and more permanent fashion, set down in bold type and italics.
Note that text format (bold or italic) has semantic meaning in this volume.
Still another abhors dashes or colons, or quotation marks, and yet another will not have italic type used in his work.The Building of a Book | Various
Pervenerunt ad nos propositiones qudam italic satis Lutheran.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV | J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Quirinus, kwi-rī′nus, n. an italic divinity identified with the deified Romulus.
At the north pole is an hour circle bearing the inscription “Index Hor: italic.”Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol II | Edward Luther Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for italic (1 of 2)
Also: Italian of, relating to, or denoting a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
a style of printing type modelled on this, chiefly used to indicate emphasis, a foreign word, etc: Compare roman 1
(often plural) italic type or print
British Dictionary definitions for Italic (2 of 2)
a branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes many of the ancient languages of Italy, such as Venetic and the Osco-Umbrian group, Latin, which displaced them, and the Romance languages
denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages, esp the extinct ones
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