In music, an Ostinato is a motif or phrase which is persistently repeated in the same musical voice. See also Italian, Music.
Italian soda apéritif made by Coca Cola and renowned for its unpleasant, bitter taste. See also Italian.
Name of pretty much every Italian restaurant in pretty much every Jamaican all-inclusive resort. See also Italian, Vacation.
An uncontrollable urge to dance, as in "Reverend Shaw Moore will not tolerate your taratism, nor the looseness it causes in your feet." Italians thought it was caused by tarantula bites. See also Animals, Dances, Italian.
I recently called a New Jersey restaurant to reserve a table and ask about the proper attire. The hostess's response was, "Well, we don't like you to wear guinea shirts, but pretty much anything else is ok." See also Italian.