Definition of Italian

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Italy.

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language. "Italian cooking"
Partainyms: Italy
Derivative terms: Italy

3. Noun. The Romance language spoken in Italy.
Examples of category: Signora, Signorina, Donna
Generic synonyms: Latinian Language, Romance, Romance Language
Specialized synonyms: Old Italian, Sardinian, Tuscan
Geographical relationships: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy

Definition of Italian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Italy, or to its people or language.

2. n. A native or inhabitant of Italy.

Definition of Italian

1. Adjective. Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language. ¹

2. Noun. An inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent. ¹

3. Proper noun. The official language of Italy, also spoken in San Marino, the Vatican, and parts of Switzerland. ¹

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Italian Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Italian

Isurus glaucus
Isurus oxyrhincus
Isurus paucus
It girl
It girls
Itai-Itai disease
Itaipu Dam
Italian (current term)
Italian Peninsula
Italian Renaissance
Italian Republic
Italian Sign Language
Italian augmented sixth chord
Italian augmented sixth chords
Italian bee
Italian bread
Italian capital
Italian clover
Italian cypress
Italian dressing

Literary usage of Italian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins by Johann Beckmann (1846)
"The name, Italian book-keeping, Doppia scrittura, with several words employed ... THOSE who are acquainted with the Italian method of bookkeeping must allow ..."

2. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone by John M. Morley (1903)
"The opening of this long and complex episode was the Italian revolution. Writing to Sir John Acton in Mr. Gladstone said to him of the budget of, ..."

3. The Life of William Ewart Gladstone by John Morley (1904)
"U- CHAPTER I THE Italian REVOLUTION (-) RABBIT, if ever, in the course of our ... The opening of this long and complex episode was the Italian revolution. ..."

4. Renaissance in Italy: The Fine Arts by John Addington Symonds (1906)
"... Division into Three Sub-Periods— Tardy Development of the Italian Language—Latin and Roman Memories—Political Struggles and Legal Studies—Conditions of ..."

5. After the War: London, Paris, Rome Athens, Prague, Vienna, Budapest by Charles à Court Repington (1922)
"... on Italian politics — Italy's financial position — A conversation with General Bado- glio — His views on the Greeks — Talks with MM. ..."

6. The Parents' Cabinet of Amusement and Instruction by Peter Howard Selz, National Endowment for the Humanities (1859)
"THE Italian BOY. A KIND old man was one day walking through a village in the ... He soon saw a poor Italian boy coming towards him, running fast from a ..."

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