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

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Though some music critics may blanche at some of his sappier stylings, to his credit, he’s shepherded success with breathtaking consistency. Mara Reinstein, Billboard, "'David Foster: Off the Record' is More Infomercial Than Insightful Documentary," 7 Sep. 2019 The tool is said to curl, wave, smooth and dry hair in less time than normal hair-styling tools and with no extreme heat damage. Tara Paniogue,, "Stylish life hacks for new parents," 11 July 2019 Morales grew up in San Antonio with a mother who also was a hair dresser and fell in love with styling hair the moment her mother first came home smelling of a perm. René A. Guzman,, "The Jefferson-area salon cutting and curling for 71 years, Vee’s Hair and Spa," 26 June 2019 Foams are ubiquitous in everyday life, found in foods (whipped cream), beverages (beer, cappuccino), shaving cream and hair-styling mousse, packing peanuts, building insulation, flame-retardant materials, and so forth. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Two new papers explore the complicated physics behind bubbles and foams," 19 June 2019 An apprentice at a Texas salon filmed a touching scene of a husband taking a crash-course in hair styling because his wife no longer had the fine motor skills after suffering a stroke, the Houston Chronicle reported. Fox News, "Viral video shows Texas man learning how to style wife's hair," 23 May 2018 And the morning hair styling has turned into so much more for Isabella. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Bus driver helps girl with her hair after mother dies," 4 Apr. 2018 And so, the styling of AHS: Cult’s Manson episode as a way for Kai and his proto-MAGA cult to explicitly gain power for male white supremacists also matches what Manson was really about. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "How the Manson family became a pop culture trope," 8 Aug. 2019 Drawing on this kooky mix of Harajuku, goth, and punk stylings, Uzi is like the brooding antihero in some futuristic manga movie. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "This Was the Decade That Hip-Hop Style Got Femme," 18 July 2019

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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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