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
Recent Examples on the Web But writer-director Teo adds some interesting stylistic and narrative touches into the mix. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Assent': Film Review," 8 Jan. 2020 Eisenman is known for large canvasses of contemporary scenes created with the painstaking detail of a history painting and the stylistic range of an art school virtuoso. Washington Post, "At the Hirshhorn, a showcase of recent acquisitions takes the temperature of the art world," 24 Dec. 2019 So this season's choices felt like stylistic whiplash. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Watchmen, not Game of Thrones, proved to be HBO’s show of the decade," 16 Dec. 2019 But in the artist’s most distinctive work his own particular, Spanish sensibility overpowers any direct sense of stylistic influence. Philip Kennicott, Houston Chronicle, "This 16-century Spanish sculptor changed how his country looked at religious art," 11 Dec. 2019 Though both tribal nations’ creations commonly depict floral elements, there are different stylistic approaches. Liv Martin, Twin Cities, "New Minnesota History Center exhibit tells stories from a native perspective," 1 Dec. 2019 He is known for his elaborate paintings of black men and women, which blend street culture with the stylistic traditions of European and American masters. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A New Statue in Times Square Challenges the Symbolism of Confederate Monuments," 27 Sep. 2019 Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mara was nearly unrecognizable after transforming into her stylistic opposite: punk computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Mike Miller,, "The Most Amazing On-Screen Transformations — from Charlize Theron to Tom Hanks," 21 Aug. 2019 In hia Misery Index, USA Today’s Dan Wolken wonders if Nebraska really wants to be shackled to coach Scott Frost until 2026, and notes for all the stylistic changes Herm Edwards has brought to Arizona State, the Sun Devils still are mediocre. oregonlive, "College football’s regular season should end with the traditional rivalry games: issues & Answers," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of stylistic

1860, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2020

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“Stylistic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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: of or relating to style

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