styl·​ing | \ˈstī-liŋ \

Definition of styling 

: the way in which something is styled

Examples of styling in a Sentence

a car with sleek new styling

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Kendall Jenner is officially bringing back the paper bag waisted pants for fall, styling the look in a way that makes the bottoms more relatable than ever. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wore Paper Bag Pants and a Tee in Los Angeles," 17 Oct. 2018 The low-slung aggressive stance makes for poor visibility, but mean styling. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "We Drive the Hot Wheels Chevy Camaro SS," 12 Oct. 2018 The Jetta features crisp, unadventurous styling inside an out. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is making a last stand for sedans," 24 Aug. 2018 Seasonal jobs can include not only sales and cashier positions but also customer service, in-store stocking and styling for chains with sizable beauty counters, such as the Sephora counters at J.C. Penney. James F. Peltz, The Seattle Times, "Stores stock up early on seasonal workers," 24 July 2018 Sunday Anthony Hamilton Classic R&B stylings from the North Carolina singer and longtime Detroit favorite. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Big Gigs: Haim, Kygo, Dr. Dog, Tricky, Jonathan Davis, more," 3 May 2018 Only daughters born into the royal family, like Princess Charlotte or Princess Beatrice, can use those stylings. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Why Kate Middleton Is "Princess of the United Kingdom" on Prince Louis’s Birth Certificate," 1 May 2018 That really is the purpose of Frankel's push for all things fashion-forward: liquid velvet fabrications, separates made simply, accessories galore and online shopping: easy styling. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Danielle Frankel Knows What Brides Want: Velvet, Pajama Dressing, Tulle Coats and Online Shopping," 17 Apr. 2018 The sporty-looking SE and XSE trim levels have slightly different body styling from that of the entry level L and LE, and the premium XLE grades. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Stylishly redesigned Toyota Camry has lots of new technology, features," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of styling

1928, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of styling

: the way in which something is designed

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