sty·​lis·​tic stī-ˈli-stik How to pronounce stylistic (audio)
: of or relating especially to literary or artistic style
stylistically adverb

Examples of stylistic in a Sentence

There are a number of stylistic changes in the new car. stylistic differences among various writers
Recent Examples on the Web Still, a viewer may wonder if the slightly-off body proportions in some of the drawings (like a too-small foot or too-short arms) are stylistic choices or not. Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald, 11 Apr. 2024 While some critics understood Sprouse’s futurism in the context of Y2K, his use of these prints wasn’t a mere stylistic gesture. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 6 Apr. 2024 Something about their bulging headlamps, bulbous body panels, and stylistic overreach has long struck me as trying a bit too hard. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 2 Apr. 2024 Conceived by Harley Earl, head of GM’s Art & Color Department in the middle of the last century, the original Motorama showcased what potential customers might be able to expect in the future, but also served as a barometer to gauge the public’s interest in various stylistic features and amenities. Peter Nelson, Robb Report, 26 Mar. 2024 Every song on Trail of Flowers has its own distinct musical palette or its own stylistic juxtapositions—in short, its own reason to exist. Stephen Deusner, SPIN, 25 Mar. 2024 Many are connecting the dots with the stylistic similarities between Daniels and free agent acquisition Marcus Mariota, mostly because their athleticism fits nicely in new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury’s offensive system. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2024 García Márquez’s work has survived legions of imitators who have misunderstood magic realism as a stylistic mannerism rather than the means to a sharper, less omniscient reality. Michael Greenberg, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2024 Working with the Herschel Freeman Agency, Gore continues to oversee his creation, configuring each tour not just for stylistic diversity, but also so that rising artists like Minnie Marks can work alongside veteran masters like Marco Pereira. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stylistic was in 1860

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“Stylistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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