Some articles on italian:
... composed in Italy was a great success, and established his reputation as a composer of Italian opera ... Handel's first opera for the London stage was also the first all-Italian opera performed on the London stage ... A satire of Italian opera seria based on a play by John Gay, the ballad opera format of The Beggar's Opera has proved popular even up to the current time ...
... Italy's official language is Italian ... However, between 120 and 150 million people use Italian as a second or cultural language, worldwide ... Italian, adopted by the state after the unification of Italy, is based on the Florentine variety of Tuscan and is somewhat intermediate between the Italo-Dalmatian languages and the Gallo-Romance languages ...
... Kobarid (Italian Caporetto, Friulian Cjaurêt, German Karfreit) is a town and a municipality in the Upper Soča Valley, western Slovenia, near the Italian border ... is known for the Battle of Caporetto, where the Italian retreat was documented by Ernest Hemingway in his novel A Farewell to Arms ...
More definitions of "Italian":
- (noun): The Romance language spoken in Italy.
- (adj): Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language.
Example: "Italian cooking"
Famous quotes containing the word italian:
“Master of Trinity: Is he an Italian?
Harold Abrahams: Of Italian extraction, yes.
Master of Trinity: I see.
Harold Abrahams: But not all Italian.
Master of Trinity: Im relieved to hear it.
Harold Abrahams: Hes half-Arab.”
—Colin Welland (b. 1934)
“Semantically, taste is rich and confusing, its etymology as odd and interesting as that of style. But while stylederiving from the stylus or pointed rod which Roman scribes used to make marks on wax tabletssuggests activity, taste is more passive.... Etymologically, the word we use derives from the Old French, meaning touch or feel, a sense that is preserved in the current Italian word for a keyboard, tastiera.”
—Stephen Bayley, British historian, art critic. Taste: The Story of an Idea, Taste: The Secret Meaning of Things, Random House (1991)