Italianism [ih-tal-yuh-niz-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. an Italian practice, trait, or idiom.
  2. Italian quality or spirit.

Origin of Italianism First recorded in 1585–95; Italian + -ism Related formsan·ti-I·tal·ian·ism, noun Examples from the Web for italianism Historical Examples of italianism

  • We see in this the first blow struck at the triumphant Italianism.


    Romain Rolland

  • He was not suited to strive with Bononcini on the ground of Italianism.


    Romain Rolland

  • And again the latter wrote: “You have two excellent points in that poem—originality and Italianism.”

    Leigh Hunt’s Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats

    Barnette Miller

  • Here, therefore, is to be found an even deeper fear of Italianism, and here still sterner methods are employed to stamp it out.

    Italy at War and the Allies in the West

    E. Alexander Powell

  • But it was its pure Italianism that prevented it from winning immediate success in Paris.

    How Music Developed

    W. J. Henderson

  • British Dictionary definitions for italianism Italianism Italicism (ɪˈtælɪˌsɪzəm) noun

    1. an Italian custom or style
    2. Italian quality or life, or the cult of either

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