What does the word italic mean?

Usage examples for italic

  1. Let Gallants therefore skip no more from hence To Italic, France, Spaine, and with expence Waste time and faire estates, to learne new fashions Of complementall phrases, soft temptations To glorious beggary: Here let them hand This Booke; here studie, reade, and vnderstand: Then shall they find varietie at Home, As curious as at Paris, or at Rome. – The evolution of English lexicography by James Augustus Henry Murray
  2. By printing the nominative and verb in Italic letters, we shall enable the reader to distinguish them at a glance. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. The compressed " italic" type was devised in the Aldine press in Venice to enable the publisher to crowd more words upon a page. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes