italianation

Italianate

[adj. ih-tal-yuh-neyt, -nit; v. ih-tal-yuh-neyt]
adjective
1.
Italianized; conforming to the Italian type or style or to Italian customs, manners, etc.
2.
Art. in the style of Renaissance or Baroque Italy.
3.
Architecture. noting or pertaining to a mid-Victorian American style remotely based on Romanesque vernacular residential and castle architecture of the Italian countryside, but sometimes containing Renaissance and Baroque elements.
verb (used with object), Italianated, Italianating.
4.
to Italianize.

Origin:
1560–70; < Italian italianato. See Italian, -ate1

Italianately, adverb
Italianation, noun
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Italianate or Italianesque (ɪˈtæljənɪt, -ˌneɪt, ɪˌtæljəˈnɛsk)
 
adj
Italian in style or character
 
Italianesque or Italianesque
 
adj

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