Italicism

Italicism

[ih-tal-uh-siz-uhm]
noun
Italianism, especially an idiom or a characteristic of the Italian language.

Origin:
1765–75; Italic + -ism

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Italianism or Italicism (ɪˈtæljəˌnɪzəm, ɪˈtælɪˌsɪzəm)
 
n
1.  an Italian custom or style
2.  Italian quality or life, or the cult of either
 
Italicism or Italicism
 
n

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