styl·​ing | \ ˈstī-liŋ How to pronounce styling (audio) \

Definition of styling

: the way in which something is styled

Examples of styling in a Sentence

a car with sleek new styling
Recent Examples on the Web Then, a little more than a decade ago, dry shampoo got a real re-brand and was suddenly a go-to styling tool for creating voluminous hair looks at couture shows and adding texture to loose, Olsen sister-style waves. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: How to Use the 7 Types of Shampoo," 25 Nov. 2020 Believe it or not, this wet style does involve some dry styling. Sarah Midkiff,, "J.Lo Showed Off A Blonde Wavy Lob At The AMAs," 24 Nov. 2020 This set comes with five different styling attachments, a non-slip heat mat and a matching storage case. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "46 beauty products you should honestly just gift yourself," 24 Nov. 2020 Five styling attachments make up the versatile nature of the Dyson Airwrap, which allows the user to truly customize their style. Sarah Vincelette, USA TODAY, "The 12 best gifts to buy from Dyson," 19 Nov. 2020 While working at Teen Vogue in 2016, Gelwicks built a styling portfolio on the side by contacting modeling agencies and offering to style spec shoots for free. Lindzi Scharf, Los Angeles Times, "Stylist explores ‘The Queer Advantage’ with Michael Kors, Dan Levy and more," 19 Nov. 2020 Once again, the social media app has come through with a brilliant, overtly basic styling trick that not only is cost-effective but can be done in a matter of seconds with three simple steps. Michella Oré, Glamour, "This Trick Makes Turning Any Purse Into a Backpack Shockingly Easy," 16 Nov. 2020 There was an instant reaction on social media regarding the cast's styling. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Fashion in the New 'Gossip Girl' Looks Nothing Like the Original. And That's a Good Thing.," 11 Nov. 2020 There’s a full list of fine features like mahogany and stained glass, plus exotic features like Arabic styling. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Grosse Pointe mansion with Arabian flavor once had huge pipe organ from basement to attic," 7 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of styling

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of styling was in 1928

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28 Nov 2020

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“Styling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of styling

: the way in which something is designed

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