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Italianate

[adj. ih-tal-yuh-neyt, -nit; v. ih-tal-yuh-neyt] /adj. ɪˈtæl yəˌneɪt, -nɪt; v. ɪˈtæl yəˌneɪt/
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
1560-1570
1560-70; < Italian italianato. See Italian, -ate1
Related forms
Italianately, adverb
Italianation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for italianation

Italianate

/ɪˈtæljənɪt; -ˌneɪt/
adjective
1.
Italian in style or character
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Word Origin and History for italianation

Italianate

adj.

1570s, from Italian Italianato "rendered Italian," from Italiano (see Italian).

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