American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Italian in character: Italianate buildings.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render Italian or conformable to Italian principles or manners; Italianize.
- Italianized; having become like an Italian: applied especially to fantastic affectation of fashions borrowed from Italy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To render Italian, or conformable to Italian customs; to Italianize.
- adj. Italianized; Italianated.
- Italian + -ate (Wiktionary)
“102Elizabeth absorbed this interest in Italianate culture.”
“When Martin Bennett built his new house at 631 Hope St. in Bristol during the 1850s, an architectural style called Italianate was all the rage.”
“His assimilation of what his Italian colleagues could teach is clear from a suavely modeled, robustly shaded that is, very "Italianate”
“For instance, to note that something has an "Italianate" quality, in fact, has very little meaning in a technically musical sense and may have more to do with one culture's perception of a series of signs and symbols embedded in a musical artifact that is viewed as being outside that culture itself.”
“Italianate," her father said, but that was a guess, or a rationalization.”
“As it is, he will always interest a certain number of readers as being, in his languid "Italianate" way, a sort of ineffectual”
“Charles's younger brother, Henry, Duke of York, was a prettier boy, but it is curious to mark the prematurely priestly and 'Italianate' expression of the Duke in youth, while Charles still seems a merry lad.”
“More creative analysts, taking note of Indonesia's robust economic performance of late, have added that country to this Russia-less mix, albeit with an Italianate twist: BICIs.”
“The Astors soothed suspicions by entertaining in style at Cliveden, their Italianate mansion on the edge of the Chilterns.”
“Though U.S. landscape architects had long mined the Renaissance to create sumptuous private estates, Rapuano was among the first to use an Italianate lexicon for the design of public parks.”
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