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Definition of "italic" []

  • Designed to resemble a handwriting style developed in Italy in the 16th century. (adjective)
  • Having letters that slant or lean to the right; oblique. (adjective)
  • A typeface in which the letters slant to the right. (noun)
  • An oblique handwriting style, such as used by Italian calligraphers of the Renaissance. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "italic" in a sentence
  • "Text that is printed in italic style in the original is enclosed between underscores (_italic text_)"
  • "Just post in italic, and italicized italic becomes – magically – roman, i.e. nonitalic."
  • "This new menu, marked on the back with a piece of bedraggled masking tape with the words "color-blind menu" penciled upon it, looked very similar to the regular menu, save for the fact that some of the items were printed in italic, a distinction that had been made clear to my dining companions by the strategic use of black and red type on the normal-people menu."