stylistic

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

Definition of stylistic

: of or relating especially to literary or artistic style

Other Words from stylistic

stylistically \ stī-​ˈli-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce stylistic (audio) \ 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 Alexa has earned praise on each side of the Atlantic for her artistic daring, stylistic diversity and vocal agility. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 May 2022 But there were apparent stylistic differences from previous Mandel appearances, which heavily featured Trump. cleveland, 30 Apr. 2022 But if the series’ earliest installments were a 10 (if not an 11) on a scale of stylistic excess, the creative team has more recently dialed things back to a seven or an eight, and even that small adjustment has worked wonders. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 9 May 2022 Curators strived to show the stylistic progression of Iranian craftsmanship over time by featuring silver wine cups and drinking horns dated to the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sasanian Empires. Elizabeth Djinis, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 May 2022 Gold seems more interested in the stylistic scene transitions than the scenes themselves, leaving the production to feel like little more than a hollow puff of smoke. Christian Lewis, Variety, 29 Apr. 2022 The X Speedium Coupe is quite the stylistic leap forward from the original X Concept. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 14 Apr. 2022 But Mandel has the stylistic elegance and emotional sympathy to make this more than merely an undergraduate bull session. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2022 In the 266 rooms, however, guests will note stylistic restraint, albeit peppered with some visual winks. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stylistic

1860, in the meaning defined above

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24 May 2022

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“Stylistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stylistic. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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