Definitions of italic:
  • noun:   a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
  • noun:   a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
  • noun:   a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
  • adjective:   of or relating to the Italic languages
    Example: "Ancient Italic dialects"
  • adjective:   characterized by slanting characters
    Example: "Italic characters"

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