Italicism

[ ih-tal-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ ɪˈtæl əˌsɪz əm /

noun

Italianism, especially an idiom or a characteristic of the Italian language.

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Origin of Italicism

1765–75; Italic (referring to the branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes Italian) + -ism
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