Definition of Italianate in English:


Line breaks: Ital¦ian|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈtaljəneɪt


  • Italian in character or appearance: an Italianate staircase with triple loggia
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    • Their interpretations ooze with the music's Italianate nature, and the elegance and grace they convey is exceptional.
    • As its fresco-like nature suggests, much of the finished painting appears Italianate in conception.
    • Unfortunately, Guleghina can't muster their Italianate style, and her portrayal has less character than those mentioned above.


late 16th century: from Italian italianato, from Italia 'Italy'.

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