Definition of Italianism in English:


Line breaks: Ital¦ian|ism
Pronunciation: /ɪˈtaljənɪz(ə)m


  • 1An Italian characteristic, expression, or custom.
  • 2 [mass noun] Attachment to Italy or Italian ideas or practices.
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    • And even when they stayed away for a few years around 1840, American composers like Maurice Strakosch and William Henry Fry injected a fair amount of ‘Italianism’ into their works.

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