Italianate [adjective ih-tal-yuh-neyt, -nit; verb ih-tal-yuh-neyt] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  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. 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.

  1. 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.

    The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis

    Richard Ben Cramer

    January 11, 2014

  • Historical Examples of italianate

  • Mr. Brokenshire’s richly Italianate dwelling was to her just a house.

    The High Heart

    Basil King

  • Mr. Bolster’s house was a pretentious building in the Italianate Gothic style, with Byzantine and other features.


    Archibald Marshall

  • Near the house was an Italianate garden, with balustradings and statuary, and a great wealth of roses and flowering shrubs.

    The Passionate Friends

    Herbert George Wells

  • His endeavour has been to be Italianate, and “of all styles I most affect and strive to imitate Aretine’s.”

    The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton

    Thomas Nash

  • There is that Italianate sob in the voice as they demand Poulet roti au salade!

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke

  • British Dictionary definitions for italianate Italianate Italianesque (ɪˌtæljəˈnɛsk) adjective

    1. Italian in style or character

    Word Origin and History for italianate Italianate adj.

    1570s, from Italian Italianato “rendered Italian,” from Italiano (see Italian).

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