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English definition of “italics”

italics

plural noun    /ɪˈtæl·ɪks, ɑɪ-/
a style of printing in which the letters lean to the right : This sentence is printed in italics. italic    /ɪˈtæl·ɪk, ɑɪ-/ adjective italic type italicize    /ɪˈtæl·əˌsɑɪz, ɑɪ-/ verb [T] Sometimes words are italicized for emphasis .
(Definition of italics plural noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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