Meaning of Italianate


Pronunciation: (adj.i-tal'yu-nāt", -nitv.i-tal'yu-nāt"), [key]
— adj., v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. Italianized; conforming to the Italian type or style or to Italian customs, manners, etc.
  2. in the style of Renaissance or Baroque Italy.
  3. noting or pertaining to a mid-Victorian American style remotely based on Romanesque vernacular residential and castle architecture of the Italian countryside, but sometimes containing Renaissance and Baroque elements.
  1. to Italianize.
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