What does the word italic mean?

Usage examples for italic

  1. 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
  2. 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