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italicism

I·tal·i·cism
I i

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ih-tal-uh-siz-uh m]
    • /ɪˈtæl əˌsɪz əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ih-tal-uh-siz-uh m]
    • /ɪˈtæl əˌsɪz əm/

Definitions of italicism word

  • noun italicism Italianism, especially an idiom or a characteristic of the Italian language. 1
  • noun italicism Italianism (sense 1) 0

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Origin of italicism

First appearance:

before 1765
One of the 46% newest English words
1765-75; Italic (referring to the branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes Italian) + -ism

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Parts of speech for Italicism

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

italicism popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

italicism usage trend in Literature

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