Italianate


Italianate
Italianately, adv.Italianation, n.
adj. /i tal"yeuh nayt', -nit/; v. /i tal"yeuh nayt'/, adj., v., Italianated, Italianating.
adj.
1. Italianized; conforming to the Italian type or style or to Italian customs, manners, etc.
2. Art. in the style of Renaissance or Baroque Italy.
3. Archit. noting or pertaining to a mid-Victorian American style remotely based on Romanesque vernacular residential and castle architecture of the Italian countryside, but sometimes containing Renaissance and Baroque elements.
v.t.
4. to Italianize.
[1560-70; < It italianato. See ITALIAN, -ATE1]

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