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present participle of style entry 2


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styl·​ing ˈstī-liŋ How to pronounce styling (audio)
plural stylings
: the way in which something is styled
clothing with classic styling
When it came time to redesign the compact Dakota, Dodge cleverly emulated the aggressive styling of its big, hot-selling Ram pickup.Consumer Reports
… Michael Jackson's sinuously breathy, often dreamy vocal stylings are prominent on only two or three of the eight selections.Robert Palmer
: hairstyling
did all of the styling and makeup for the movie
often used before another noun
styling gels
styling tools

Examples of styling in a Sentence

Noun a car with sleek new styling
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Word History

First Known Use


1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of styling was in 1899

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“Styling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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