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italicsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ɪˈtæl.ɪks/
a ​style of writing or ​printing in which the ​letterslean 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 ​letterslean 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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