2. Noun. (context: usually plural but sometimes singular in construction) (plural of italic) exaggerated intonation or some similar oral speech device by which one or more words is heavily and usually affectedly emphasized or otherwise given sharp prominence ¹
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Definition of Italics
1. italic [n] - See also: italic
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Literary usage of Italics
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"Page 3, line 12, after the word " purchase " insert in italics " ... Page 4, line 9, after the word " for " insert in italics ", improve and equip ". ..."
2. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1898)
"The corrector of the Arbitrary press recognised that Sonnets cxxxv. and cxxxvi. and irregu- largely turned upon a simple pun between the italics by writer's ..."
3. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1898)
"The italics indicate the obvious equivoque, and indicate it imperfectly. That is the utmost that can be laid to their credit. They give no hint of the far ..."
4. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever, Easley Stephen Jones (1922)
"italics italics In manuscript, a horizontal line drawn under a letter or word ... [The italics make the reader know that the writer means Hamlet the play, ..."
5. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by New York (State). Constitutional Convention (1916)
"Page 2, line 2, strike out " be" and insert in italics "become". Page 2, line 3, strike out "be" and insert in italics "become". ..."
6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"(italics ours.) CJ Melvin, chief sanitary Inspector, testified: "I inspected ... (italics ours.) There was no evidence whatever of any unsanitary condition ..."
7. The Writing of English by John Matthews Manly, Edith Rickert (1920)
"italics 77. Usage is less definitely settled in regard to italics than in regard to punctuation, capitalization, or spelling. Daily newspapers and many ..."