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Italian

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noun Ital·ian \ə-ˈtal-yən, i- also ˌī-\

Definition of Italian

  1. 1a :  a native or inhabitant of Italyb :  a person of Italian descent

  2. 2 :  the Romance language of the Italians

14th Century

First Known Use of italian

14th century


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Italian

adjective Ital·ian

Definition of Italian

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of Italy, the Italians, or Italian

15th Century

First Known Use of italian

15th century


ITALIAN Defined for English Language Learners

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Italian

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noun Ital·ian \ə-ˈtal-yən, i- also ˌī-\

Definition of Italian for English Language Learners

  • : a person born, raised, or living in Italy

  • : a person whose family is from Italy

  • : the language of the Italians



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