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Definition of italic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

italic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ɪˈtælɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈtælɪk//
 
 
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(of printed or written letters) leaning to the right The example sentences in this dictionary are printed in italic type. Use an italic font. compare Roman Word Origin late Middle English (in the general sense ‘Italian’): via Latin from Greek Italikos, from Italia ‘Italy’. Senses relating to writing date from the early 17th cent.
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