Italian - definition, transcription

Amer.  |əˈtæljən|
Brit.  |ɪˈtæljən|

noun

- a native or inhabitant of Italy (syn: italian)
- the Romance language spoken in Italy (syn: italian)

adjective

- of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language(syn: italian)

Examples

Italian cooking

We had dinner at another one of the city's many Italian restaurants.

We had dinner at another of the city's many Italian restaurants.

Items on the menu range from American fare like hamburgers and hot dogs to Italian pasta dishes.

The restaurant serves excellent Italian food.

“We could go to an Italian or Chinese restaurant tonight. What's your preference?” “Either one is fine. I don't have a preference.”

Latin is the ancestor of Italian and French.

The Italian language is one of Latin's descendants.

She studied Italian as an accompaniment to her classes in art history.

I like the Italian flavor of the neighborhood.

...his Italian lineage was very important to him...

...an ornate gambling casino that is designed to look like an Italian palace...

...judging from your surname, I'd guess that your family is Italian...

...during the festival this ancient Italian city is bestrewn with banderoles celebrating its illustrious medieval heritage...

It is his Italian accent that distinguishes him.

Word forms

noun
singular: Italian
plural: Italians
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