Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Italicism

[ih-tal-uh-siz-uh m]
See more synonyms for Italicism on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Italianism, especially an idiom or a characteristic of the Italian language.
Show More

Origin of Italicism

1765–75; Italic (referring to the branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes Italian) + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for italicism

Historical Examples

  • One instance of italicism was in fact all that had been overlooked in the course of many pages.

    The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels

    John Burgon