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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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
In a stately room of the Boston Public Library, with domed ceilings painted Wedgewood blue and arched windows overlooking the Italianate courtyard, my son and I eye each other gleefully through the triple tiers of a tea tray. Globe Staff,, 10 May 2023 Value: $19 M This Italianate mansion was purchased by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1845 for £28,000 ($3.5 million today) as a seaside retreat on the Isle of Wight. Giacomo Tognini, Forbes, 4 May 2023 Also in the home was the couple’s then-4-year-old daughter, Evelyn. Home: This is a 3-bed, 2-and-a-half bath, 1,600-square-foot, Italianate home in Old Louisville that was built in the 1870s. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 13 Apr. 2023 Built in 1880 in Italianate style, the building retains an ornate sheet metal cornice and the original second and third floor façade treatments, in addition to ornate iron window hoods and sills. Lauren Mcdowell, Chron, 12 Apr. 2023 Even though it’s been given a modern refresh, the Italianate abode still exudes old-world charm. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 7 Apr. 2023 Our Fave Feature: The handsome exterior design is almost Italianate — sensuous, thoughtful, handsome, and distinctive without being aggressive. Brett Berk, Good Housekeeping, 4 Apr. 2023 See More

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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

Dictionary Entries Near italianate



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Cite this Entry

“Italianate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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