style·​book | \ ˈstī(-ə)l-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce stylebook (audio) \

Definition of stylebook

: a book explaining, describing, or illustrating a prevailing, accepted, or authorized style

Examples of stylebook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every once in a while, a Wall Street Journal columnist envies the punctuation of people who don’t have to follow a stylebook. Jason Zweig, WSJ, "Mutual Funds Just Can’t Seem to Stop Slipping Up," 31 Aug. 2018 Kylie took a page out of older sister Kim Kardashian-West's stylebook and hit the deck in a fitted black onesie. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Wears Spandex Onesie for Jordyn Woods's Yacht Birthday Celebration," 2 Oct. 2018 Accidents happen; crashes have causes (the Associated Press’s stylebook now agrees). Christopher Bonanos, Daily Intelligencer, "What New York Should Learn From the Park Slope Crash That Killed Two Children," 30 Mar. 2018 The stylebook requires Central Florida for the first reference. Andy Staples,, "UCF's Follow-Up Act Will Be Just as Important as Its Flawless Season," 12 Mar. 2018 In 2001, The Chronicle’s in-house stylebook declared it as extending as far as Redwood City in the north and Fremont in the east. Owen Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, "Draw your own vision of Silicon Valley," 12 Mar. 2018 It's also supposed to be lowercase, not uppercase, according to the Associated Press stylebook. 3. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "10 things you didn't know about daylight saving time," 6 Mar. 2018 The New York Times sometimes, but not always, capitalizes lowercase works; its stylebook lacks a hard-and-fast rule. Michael Cooper, New York Times, "where have classical music’s uppercase letters gone?," 17 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of stylebook

1708, in the meaning defined above

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“Stylebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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