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italianize

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verb ital·ian·ize \ə-ˈtal-yə-ˌnīz, i- also ī-\

Definition of italianize

ital·ian·izedital·ian·iz·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act Italian; specifically :  to follow the style or technique of recognized Italian painters

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to make Italian (as in appearance or behavior)

Ital·ian·i·za·tion play \-ˌtal-yə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


Circa 1611

First Known Use of italianize

circa 1611


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