(n./adj.) = italic. Ex: For the first time the stress was uncompromisingly vertical, while the italic was intended to be a mechanically sloped roman, quite unconnected with calligraphy. ---- * cursiva aldina = Aldine italic. * cursiva vicentina = Vicentine italic. * en cursiva = in italic type. * poner en cursiva = italicise [italicize, -USA]. (adj.) = cursive ; sloped. Ex: Fraktur, cut with a contrived formality that belied its cursive origins, became the most successful of all the gothic types, surviving as a book face in Germany until the mid twentieth century. Ex: Both the Aldine and the Vicentine italics were gradually superseded in the mid sixteenth century by a more practical form of the face emanating from Paris, which had sloped capital and fewer ligatures. ---- * escritura cursiva = cursive hand. * letra romana cursiva = sloped roman.