sty·​lis·​tic | \ stī-ˈli-stik How to pronounce stylistic (audio) \

Definition of stylistic

: of or relating especially to literary or artistic style

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stylistically \ stī-​ˈli-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce stylistically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of stylistic in a Sentence

There are a number of stylistic changes in the new car. stylistic differences among various writers

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So Hot Wheel designers live for the embellishments, and even though car companies sometimes just forward their design files for miniaturization, the designers always make some stylistic tweaks. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "How Mattel Shrinks Cars Into Hot Wheels (Crash Test Included)," 4 June 2019 In a stylistic statement of intent, the Supra’s crisp double-bubble roof means that there’s no sunroof option. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "With the 2020 GR Supra, Toyota Gets In Touch With Its Fun Side," 12 May 2019 From slides to lace-ups and everything in between, the offering is ripe with stylistic diversity. Ariana Marsh, Teen Vogue, "See Nike’s New Reimagined 1 Women's Sneaker Collection," 18 Jan. 2018 But the broad lesson is that within teams, a little playfulness and stylistic fluidity can go a long way. Andrew Blackman, WSJ, "The Smartest Ways to Use Email at Work," 11 Mar. 2018 Prokofiev thought pretty highly of his Third Symphony, regarding it as a stylistic advance in his creative output. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco Symphony does right by little-known Prokofiev," 4 May 2018 The ensemble has been critically praised and is known for its unusual stylistic breadth and commitment to innovation. Steve Smith,, "Matt Marks, cutting-edge composer and musician," 17 May 2018 Wildflower Blues moves between soul, country, and folk, and Parton and Holland's liquid harmonies smooth out the stylistic shifts. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Music / Post No Bills Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton revisit the connection they forged in the Be Good Tanyas," 6 Apr. 2018 What still resonates with Ricardou is the way those sorts of stylistic decisions express one’s identity. Howie Kahn, WSJ, "A Hotel 30 Miles Outside Paris Where Equestrian Life Sets the Tone," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of stylistic

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stylistic was in 1860

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English Language Learners Definition of stylistic

: of or relating to style

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