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ITALIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Italic mean? 

ITALIC (noun)
  The noun ITALIC has 3 senses:

1. a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
2. a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
3. a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right

  Familiarity information: ITALIC used as a noun is uncommon.


ITALIC (adjective)
  The adjective ITALIC has 2 senses:

1. characterized by slanting characters
2. of or relating to the Italic languages

  Familiarity information: ITALIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ITALIC (noun)


Sense 1italic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("italic" is a kind of...):

cursive; cursive script; longhand; running hand (rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper)


Sense 2Italic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Italic language; Italic

Hypernyms ("Italic" is a kind of...):

Indo-European; Indo-European language; Indo-Hittite (the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Italic"):

Osco-Umbrian (a group of dead languages of ancient Italy; they were displace by Latin)

Latin (any dialect of the language of ancient Rome)


Sense 3italic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A typeface with letters slanting upward to the right

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("italic" is a kind of...):

face; font; fount; typeface (a specific size and style of type within a type family)


ITALIC (adjective)


Sense 1italic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by slanting characters

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

italic characters

Pertainym:

italic (a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right)


Sense 2Italic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the Italic languages

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

ancient Italic dialects

Pertainym:

Italic (a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative)


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