Definition of Italianism in English:

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Italianism

Pronunciation: /ɪˈtaljənɪz(ə)m/

noun

1An Italian characteristic, expression, or custom.
2 [mass noun] Attachment to Italy or Italian ideas or practices.
Example sentences
  • 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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