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italicsnoun [plural]

uk   /ɪˈtæl.ɪks/ us   /ɪˈtæl.ɪks/
a style of writing or printing in which the letters lean to the right: This sentence is printed in italics.
(Definition of italics from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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italicsplural noun

us   /ɪˈtæl·ɪks, ɑɪ-/
a style of printing in which the letters lean to the right: This sentence is printed in italics.
italic
adjective us   /ɪˈtæl·ɪk, ɑɪ-/
italic type
italicize
verb [T] us   /ɪˈtæl·əˌsɑɪz, ɑɪ-/
Sometimes words are italicized for emphasis.
(Definition of italics from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “italics”
in Chinese (Simplified) 斜体…
in Turkish italik, italik harfler, yana yatık yazı/baskı…
in Russian курсив…
in Chinese (Traditional) 斜體…
in Polish kursywa…
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