"italic" in the noun sense
a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
2. Italic, Italic language
a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
"italic" in the adjective sense
characterized by slanting characters
of or relating to the Italic languages
"ancient Italic dialects"
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