Definition of Italianate in English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘It's quite Italianate and we hope very beautiful.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Their interpretations ooze with the music's Italianate nature, and the elegance and grace they convey is exceptional.’
    • ‘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.