Definition of italicize in English:

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Pronunciation: /iˈtaləˌsīz/
Pronunciation: /īˈtaləˌsīz/


[with object]
Set (text) in italics: she italicized the title [no object]: use this key to italicize
More example sentences
  • Almost every 10th word on a page is italicized, which is a flaw for two reasons.
  • Legal citations are italicized and footnoted in the text.
  • The strikethrough font identifies original language proposed for deletion while proposed changes are italicized in bold font.



Pronunciation: /iˌtalisiˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • The italicisation of quotations is in the original.
  • One of the several accepted uses of italicisation in a text is to signal that a word or phrase is foreign.
  • In case it is impossible to use italicisation one may underline the italicised parts of the examples above.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: i·tal·i·cize

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