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ital·​ian·​ate ə-ˈtal-yə-ˌnāt How to pronounce italianate (audio)
italianated; italianating
often capitalized


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Ital·​ian·​ate ə-ˈtal-yə-nət How to pronounce Italianate (audio) -ˌnāt How to pronounce Italianate (audio)
: Italian in quality or characteristics

Examples of italianate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Originally built in the Italianate style in 1884 through a design by famed South Bay architect Theodore Lenzen, the building was remodeled in 1902. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 10 July 2024 Huntingburg’s picturesque downtown is a historic district of two-story Italianate and late Victorian commercial buildings that center around Fourth Street, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 June 2024 The new facade has a new wood skin with Italianate details. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 16 May 2024 In its first incarnation, the building was a coach house and stables built by John Nash—the architect to King George IV—intended to bunk the grooms and animals serving the Italianate country house, Sandridge Park, next door. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, 3 May 2024 Known primarily for his Craftsman and Georgian-style designs, American architect Albert Farr designed this 1926 house in an Italianate style. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 2 May 2024 Beginning with the Italianate geometries of Rio de Janeiro’s Passeio Público, the country’s first municipal garden, built over a pestilential lagoon between 1779 and ’83, Brazilian parks often mirrored European ones. Michael Snyder Pedro Kok, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2024 The Congress Street location is in Portland’s historic West End neighborhood, one of the city’s finest areas, with some of the most striking 19th-century Victorian and Italianate architecture in the Northeast. Everett Potter, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 On the market with James Cornell and Leslie Marshall of The Corcoran Group, the Pacific Street residence belongs to a strip of Italianate rowhouses in Boerum Hill, a national historic district that was developed between the 1840s and 1870s. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1567, in the meaning defined above


1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of italianate was in 1567

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“Italianate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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