One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Italian in character or appearance.‘an Italianate staircase with triple loggia’
- ‘Greek Revival and Italianate mansions line the broad streets of this stately, historic neighborhood.’
- ‘Their interpretations ooze with the music's Italianate nature, and the elegance and grace they convey is exceptional.’
- ‘He got it: the local architect Andrews and Pepper gave him a graceful Italianate complex on a 27-acre site, with 16 acres of working floors inside.’
- ‘It's quite Italianate and we hope very beautiful.’
- ‘As its fresco-like nature suggests, much of the finished painting appears Italianate in conception.’
- ‘Unfortunately, Guleghina can't muster their Italianate style, and her portrayal has less character than those mentioned above.’
Late 16th century: from Italian italianato, from Italia ‘Italy’.
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