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Italian (Romance language)

Definition:

the Romance language spoken in Italy

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

Italians

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Italian language | Ital. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"native of Italy", from Italian Italiano, from Italia "Italy".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of Italian...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Italian language | Italian

a Romance language spoken mainly in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, by minorities in Malta, Monaco, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Libya, Eritrea, and Somalia, and by expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia. Many speakers... (36 of 6788 words, pronunciation, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Italian language

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Italian language | Italiano [Italian]

Romance language spoken by some 66,000,000 persons in Italy, France, Switzerland, and other countries. It's spoken by large numbers of emigrants and ... (22 of 297 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/297241​/Italian-language

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Italian language

member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Romance languages). The official language of Italy ... (23 of 420 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0825668​.html

Collins Dictionary:

Italian | Eyetie [British, offensive, slang, synonym] | Italian vermouth [sense-specific]

the official language of Italy and one of the official languages of ... | a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Italy, or a descendant of one | See ... (26 of 440 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/italian

Oxford Dictionary:

Italian | Italianist [derived] | Italianize [derived]

relating to Italy, its people, or their language. | a native or inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent. | the Romance language of Italy, ... (25 of 93 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Italian

Wiktionary:

Italian | Italians [plural] | Italo- | Eyetie [British, slang, outdated, insulting] | Eyeties [British, slang, outdated, insulting, plural] | Italish [synonym, sense-specific]

Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language. | An inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent. | The official language of Italy, also spoken in San Marino, the Vatican, and parts of Switzerland. (34 of 58 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Italian

Merriam-Webster:

Italian [entry 1, noun] | wop [offensive]

a native or inhabitant of italy ; a person of Italian descent | the Romance language of the italians (18 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/italian

Italian [entry 2, adjective]

of, relating to, or characteristic of italy, the italians, or Italian (11 of 23 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/italian show=1

American Heritage Dictionary:

Italian

Of or relating to Italy or its people, language, or culture. | A native or inhabitant of Italy. | A person of Italian descent. | The Romance language ... (25 of 47 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/italian

Random House Dictionary:

Italian | ginzo | It [abbreviation, sense-specific] | It. [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Ital. [abbreviation, sense-specific]

of or pertaining to Italy, its people, or their language. | a native or inhabitant of Italy, or a person of Italian descent. | a Romance language, the ... (26 of 45 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/italian

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Italian

someone who is Italian is from Italy | relating to Italy, or its language or culture (15 of 39 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Italian

Italian [noun] | Italians [plural]

[countable] someone from Italy | [uncountable] the language that people speak in Italy (12 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Italian 6

New World Dictionary:

Italian

of Italy or its people, language, or culture | a person born or living in Italy | the Romance language spoken in Italy (21 of 31 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/italian

Cambridge Dictionary:

Italian [entry 1]

a person from Italy | the language of Italy (8 of 21 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/italian 1

Italian [entry 2]

from, belonging to or relating to Italy (7 of 14 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/italian 2

Encarta Dictionary:

Italian | Italians [plural] | It. [abbreviation]

somebody who comes from Italy | the official language of Italy and an official language of Switzerland, a Romance language belonging to the Italic ... (23 of 528 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622696​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Italian

First use: early 15th century

Origin: "native of Italy", from Italian Italiano, from Italia "Italy".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=italian

Oxford Dictionary:

Italian

Origin: late Middle English: from Italian italiano, from Italia "Italy"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Italian

American Heritage Dictionary:

Italian

Origin: Middle English, from Latin Italiānus, from Italia, Italy.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/italian

New World Dictionary:

Italian

Origin: Middle English from Latin Italianus from Italia

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/italian

Wiktionary:

Italian | Italians [plural]

Origin: Medieval Latin Italiānus, from Italia ("Italy")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Italian

Encarta Dictionary:

Italian | Italians [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Italian italiano "of Italy" from Italia "Italy"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622696​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

Italian | Italians [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Italian"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Italian

Collins Dictionary:

Italian

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Italian"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/italian

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Italian

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Italian"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Italian

Italian [noun] | Italians [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Italian"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Italian 6

Macmillan American Dictionary:

Italian

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Italian"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/Italian

Italian [noun] | Italians [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Italian"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/Italian 6

Cambridge Dictionary:

Italian [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "Italian"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "Italian"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/italian 1

the Free Dictionary:

Italian

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Italian"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Italian"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Italian" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Italian

Google Dictionary:

Italian | Italians [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "Italian"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=Italian

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Italian

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Italian"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=italia​02 word=Italian

Italian

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Italian"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=italia​01 word=Italian

YourDictionary Audio:

Italian

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Italian" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/italian

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