Italianism
noun Date: 1594 1. a. a quality characteristic of Italy or the Italian people b. a characteristic feature of Italian occurring in another language 2. a. specialized interest in or emulation of Italian qualities or achievements b. promotion or love of Italian policies or ideals

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  • Italianism — I*tal ian*ism, n. 1. A word, phrase, or idiom, peculiar to the Italians; an Italicism. [1913 Webster] 2. Attachment to, or sympathy for, Italy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Italianism — [i tal′yə niz΄əm] n. 1. a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or other feature originating in or peculiar to Italian 2. an Italian custom, belief, etc. 3. Italian spirit, quality, etc. 4. fondness for Italian customs, ideas, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • Italianism — /i tal yeuh niz euhm/, n. 1. an Italian practice, trait, or idiom. 2. Italian quality or spirit. [1585 95; ITALIAN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Italianism — noun a) A loanword from the Italian language b) A characteristic of Italy or the Italian people …   Wiktionary

  • Italianism — I tal·ian·ism || nɪzÉ™m n. sympathy for Italy; Italian quality; something that originates or derives from Italy (word, idiom etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Italianism — noun 1》 an Italian characteristic, expression, or custom. 2》 attachment to Italy or Italian ideas or practices …   English new terms dictionary

  • italianism — ital·ian·ism …   English syllables

  • Italianism — I•tal•ian•ism [[t]ɪˈtæl yəˌnɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) an Italian practice, trait, or idiom 2) Italian quality or spirit • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Italianism — /ɪˈtæljənɪzəm/ (say i talyuhnizuhm) noun 1. an Italian practice, trait, or idiom. 2. Italian quality or spirit …   Australian English dictionary

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