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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My hair is also way healthier thanks to the lack of styling products, tools, and toiling. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "The 8 Best Lessons I Learned Living the Lagom Life," 31 Oct. 2018 But that would be akin to saying that the comedy stylings of Chevy Chase were more intellectually robust than those of Adam Sandler. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "A historian explains how mainstream conservatives made Trump," 13 Aug. 2018 Hair styling product: For waves, Oribe Matte Waves and Sachajuan Ocean Mist. Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "Macy’s Nata Dvir Has Probably Tried the Skin-Care Product That’s Right for You," 30 May 2018 Drybar also has a braid bar and a number of other services like deep conditioning and offers its own line of styling products and tools. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "Drybar will open in about a week, earlier than expected," 16 May 2018 Freestyle categories allow the use of any styling product, resulting in beards that can look like something out of a Lovecraft story. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "Fear the beard: WhiskerMania wants to crown the best beard in all of Louisville," 23 Jan. 2018 The same guy made GM products equal to the best the world had to offer in terms of design and styling in the first decade of this century. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Getting Mileage Out of Jobs," 26 May 2018 Parked under some escalators was a Karlmann King, bombastic multimillion-dollar SUV based on a Ford F550 and rocking stealth-fighter styling. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Car Shows Used to Be Amazing—And They Might Be Again," 5 Dec. 2018 That collection was a seminal one for the Great Leggings-As-Pants Comeback, encouraging styling people everywhere to wear their black leggings under dresses, tunics, and so on. Amy Hou, Glamour, "The Black Leggings I Never Hesitate to Wear As Pants," 4 Dec. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of styling

: the way in which something is designed

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