italic

[ ih-tal-ik, ahy-tal- ]SEE DEFINITION OF italic

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Where a word has to be changed to Italic, draw a line under it, and write Ital.

The italic form of parenthesis is objectionable in book work.

Distinction is sought for the word in italic and not for the parenthesis enclosing the word.

The italic was also noticeable for its beauty and regularity.

A primer of information about the history and uses of italic letters.

There are many instances of non-English words which are not in italic.

They now corresponded to the post-classical Italic dialects.

This was changed to italic to match the rest of the text's usage.

(b) Latin, collated with cognate Italic dialects, and syntax.

The main facts as to the Celtic and Italic dialects are not in dispute.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s (adj.), 1670s (n.) "italic type," from Latin italicus "Italian" (see Italian); so called because it was introduced in 1501 by Aldus Manutius, printer of Venice (who also gave his name to Aldine), and first used in an edition of Virgil dedicated to Italy. Earlier (1570s) the word was used for the plain, sloping style of handwriting, as opposed to Gothic. Related: Italics.

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