I UK [ɪˈtæljən] / US adjective
1) someone who is Italian is from Italy
2) relating to Italy, or its language or culture

an Italian restaurant

II UK [ɪˈtæljən] / US noun
Word forms "Italian":
singular Italian plural Italians
1) [countable] someone from Italy
2) [uncountable] the language that people speak in Italy

English dictionary. 2014.


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