[ ih-tal-ik, ahy-tal- ]
/ ɪˈtæl ɪk, aɪˈtæl- /
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.
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Origin of italic
OTHER WORDS FROM italicnon-I·tal·ic, adjective, noun
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Transcriber's note: All non-italic genus names in the text have been italicized.On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects|Sir John Lubbock
British Dictionary definitions for non-italic (1 of 2)
/ (ɪˈtælɪk) /
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
British Dictionary definitions for non-italic (2 of 2)
/ (ɪˈtælɪk) /
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, etcCompare roman 1
(often plural) italic type or print
Word Origin for italic
C16 (after an edition of Virgil (1501) printed in Venice and dedicated to Italy): from Latin Italicus of Italy, from Greek Italikos
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