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Italian

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

Definition of Italian

1 a : a native or inhabitant of Italy
b : a person of Italian descent
2 : the Romance language of the Italians

First Known Use of italian

14th century


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Italian

adjective

Definition of Italian

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

First Known Use of italian

15th century


ITALIAN Defined for English Language Learners

Italian

noun

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


ITALIAN Defined for Kids

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Italian

noun Ital·ian \ i-ˈtal-yən \

Definition of Italian for Students

1 : a person born or living in Italy
2 : the language of the Italians

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Italian

adjective

Definition of Italian for Students

: of or relating to Italy, its people, or the Italian language


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