Definition of italicize in English:


Line breaks: itali|cize
Pronunciation: /ɪˈtalɪsʌɪz
(also italicise)


[with object]
  • Write or print (text) in italics: she italicized the unfamiliar phrase changes of wording have been italicized
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    • 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: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • 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.

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