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See also: Italic
Named after the nation of Italy, as it was first used by an Italian printer, Aldo Manuzio, around 1500. Literally Italy + -ic.
- (UK) enPR: ĭtălʹĭk, IPA(key): /ɪˈtælɪk/
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- (US) enPR: ĭtălʹĭk, ītălʹĭk, IPA(key): /ɪˈtælɪk/, /aɪˈtælɪk/
italic (not comparable)
- (typography, of a typeface or font) Designed to resemble a handwriting style developed in Italy in the 16th century.
- (typography, of a typeface or font) Having letters that slant or lean to the right; oblique.
- The text was impossible to read: every other word was underlined or in a bold or italic font.
- The sense of “oblique” is more recent, and still sometimes criticized, but is now by far the more common sense in everyday use.
- (oblique): upright
designed to resemble a handwriting style
having a slant to the right
italic (plural italics)
- (typography) A typeface in which the letters slant to the right.
- 1902, Theodore Low DeVinne, The Practice of Typography: Correct Composition, page 104:
- Names of vessels, as the Kearsarge or the Alabama, are frequently put in italic.
- 1983, Ida M. Kimber, The Art of Lettering, translation of original by Albert Kapr, page 329:
- […] ROBERT GRANJON, possibly in collaboration with CLAUDE GARAMOND, had created an italic which matched Garamond Roman.
- An oblique handwriting style, such as used by Italian calligraphers of the Renaissance.
typeface whose letters slant to the right
From French italique, from Latin italicus.
italic m or n (feminine singular italică, masculine plural italici, feminine and neuter plural italice)
Declension of italic
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