Italianate [adjective ih-tal-yuh-neyt, -nit; verb ih-tal-yuh-neyt] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- Italianized; conforming to the Italian type or style or to Italian customs, manners, etc.
- Art. in the style of Renaissance or Baroque Italy.
- Architecture. 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.
verb (used with object), I·tal·ian·at·ed, I·tal·ian·at·ing.
- to Italianize.
Origin of Italianate From the Italian word italianato, dating back to 1560–70. See Italian, -ate1 Related formsI·tal·ian·ate·ly, adverbI·tal·ian·a·tion, noun Examples from the Web for italianate Contemporary Examples of italianate
There was Blondie on has right and a lovely Italianate brunette on the other side.
Richard Ben Cramer
January 11, 2014
Historical Examples of italianate
Mr. Brokenshire’s richly Italianate dwelling was to her just a house.
Mr. Bolster’s house was a pretentious building in the Italianate Gothic style, with Byzantine and other features.
Near the house was an Italianate garden, with balustradings and statuary, and a great wealth of roses and flowering shrubs.
Herbert George Wells
His endeavour has been to be Italianate, and “of all styles I most affect and strive to imitate Aretine’s.”
There is that Italianate sob in the voice as they demand Poulet roti au salade!
British Dictionary definitions for italianate Italianate Italianesque (ɪˌtæljəˈnɛsk) adjective
- Italian in style or character
Word Origin and History for italianate Italianate adj.
1570s, from Italian Italianato “rendered Italian,” from Italiano (see Italian).