styl·​ish | \ ˈstī-lish How to pronounce stylish (audio) \

Definition of stylish

: having style specifically : conforming to current fashion

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Other Words from stylish

stylishly adverb
stylishness noun

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There are plenty of affordable swimsuit options that are high-quality and stylish. Teen Vogue, "20+ Affordable Swimsuits to Stock Up On Now," 3 May 2019 But these aren't the tacky tourist shirts you're used to, retailers offer a wide selection of prints, colors, fabrics, and fits making them not only stylish and flattering, but the perfect festive touch for any summer event. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "10 Outfits Every Man Should Wear This Summer," 18 Apr. 2019 Get into 13 of our favorite stylish and gentle picks for your hair. Jihan Forbes, Allure, "13 Cute Hair Accessories & Head Wraps That Protect Your Hair," 21 Aug. 2018 The only problem: Paper plates and plastic cutlery don't exactly feel stylish (or environmentally-friendly!) and outdoor dining might just be a little too risky for your favorite indoor dinnerware. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "You'd Never Guess These Chic Plates Are Unbreakable," 15 Apr. 2019 Kate, always stylish, wore a totally bespoke (and stunningly gorgeous, obviously) emerald green coat from Alexander McQueen for the occasion, complete with a matching fascinator and a large, leafy green broach. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Wears Custom Alexander McQueen for St. Patrick's Day," 17 Mar. 2019 There's not many places where women above a size 12 can shop for stylish, quality workwear. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Henning Delivers Plus-Size Workwear With a Lot of Style," 15 Mar. 2019 The first, and very stylish, weekend of Coachella is officially behind us. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Released Coachella Merchandise," 16 Apr. 2019 Thanks to a wide variety in stores, pulling together a polished and stylish look has literally never been easier. Vogue, "These 24 Dresses Are a No-Fuss Solution to Spring Style," 31 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of stylish

1785, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stylish

: following the popular style


styl·​ish | \ ˈstī-lish How to pronounce stylish (audio) \

Kids Definition of stylish

: having style : fashionable a stylish suit

Other Words from stylish

stylishly adverb

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