sty·​lis·​tic | \ stī-ˈli-stik \

Definition of stylistic

: of or relating especially to literary or artistic style

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Other Words from stylistic

stylistically \ stī-​ˈli-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē \ 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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Local geography, and available building materials play a huge part in influencing architecture styles, but several common stylistic elements show up in homes that were built around the same time in snowy Montreal or the tropical West Indies. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "A Look At French Colonial Architecture, The Star Style Of New Orleans," 21 Dec. 2018 In an event where people fought over basically everything, Nigeria’s stylistic dominance was inarguable. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "11 pieces of clothing that explain 2018," 20 Dec. 2018 The game wants very badly to whack you over the head with its style, as well, yet developer Insomniac Games doesn't falter or fumble due to that stylistic obsession. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sunset Overdrive review: Ride the rails to kaboom-town (finally on PCs, too)," 17 Nov. 2018 Director Alex Richanbach employs a sharp stylistic contrast between dim and dreary New York City and vibrant Spain, where Harper is sent by her shrew of a boss (Michaela Watkins) to land a sangria client. Katie Walsh,, "Gillian Jacobs gets wild in girl-tripping comedy 'Ibiza'," 24 May 2018 After a stylistic overhaul this fall, J.Crew’s aesthetic is much more similar to that of its more successful sister brand Madewell, a shift that had the explicit purpose of appealing to as many people as possible, while blurring the J.Crew identity. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "J.Crew launched its newest brand 16 days ago. Now it’s closing.," 30 Nov. 2018 At the same time, there was a sort of huge stylistic trend of women of color dyeing their hair blonde. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Why Blonde Privilege Is Real, From Barbie to the White House," 24 July 2018 Combine the league’s predominant stylistic trend with that recent draft history and Ayton becomes a fascinating test case to track in the years to come. Ben Golliver,, "2018 NBA Draft: Biggest Winners and Losers," 22 June 2018 Director Andrew Donunsu’s stylistic choices (filming most scenes in extreme long shot) hampers what was already going to be hard sell for audiences, a movie about an unemployed woman that has enough story for a long short, not a feature film. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Capsule movie reviews for week of April 29," 26 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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