italic italic  /aɪ ˈtæ lɪk/


  1. (n) a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
  2. (n) a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
  3. (n) a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
  4. (adj) characterized by slanting characters
  5. (adj) of or relating to the Italic languages

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  • Many italic handwriting manuals are now available.


  1. Here’s an Adorable 4-Year-Old’s Take on State Bird Provisions

    Awwwww. Following another pre-K kid's very thorough, facial-expression-based review of Mission Chinese Food, the Bold Italic takes another guest to State Bird Provisions in San Francisco. The good: Della's favorite food may be "candy," but she enjoyed the garlic bread and the fried asparagus, which she pinky-swears is delicious. Bad: The kid critic didn't seem to enjoy the charred octopus with ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. Gitmo Diary: Visiting the U.S.’s Most Infamous Courtroom

    by Cora Currier .article-full .article p.gitmo_caption { font-size:13px; font-style:italic; color:#999; padding-top:5px } June 13: This story has been corrected . I’m down at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, where Abd al Rahim al Nashiri is facing capital charges for the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole . Nearly 13 years later, we’re here  for what are still pre-trial motions. The Gitmo trials ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ProPublica


  1. "If they think Ovaltine' is coming, great, but they also don't know where I've done switches on italic' lines," Brooks says.
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Mel Brooks Source: AZ

  2. Or, as Mr. Bierut wrote, "Does Barbara Kruger own Futura Bold Italic in white and red?"
    on May 15, 2005 By: Michael Bierut Source: New York Times

  3. "For a month, I've been watching tapes and I can assure you they are tough," Trapattoni said of the first-round opponents, dismissing claims that it is an easy group as "the usual Italic presumption."
    on May 27, 2004 By: Giovanni Trapattoni Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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