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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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 Her stylistic choices — the fluid camerawork, the heightened palette edging from dream to nightmare — initially intensify the drama. Sheri Linden,, "Woman's courage on display in Tunisian sexual assault drama 'Beauty and the Dogs'," 22 Mar. 2018 The two songs share near-identical melodies, and there are some stylistic choices in the music video that appear to be inspired by Cole’s. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "The Show Goes On With Sunmi's 'Gashina' Sequel 'Heroine' Despite Plagiarism Concerns," 19 Jan. 2018 Zay introduces new stylistic tics, mostly referencing the flashy energy of early-2000s ATL rap into his beats, and Future consumes them effortlessly and adjusts on the fly. Will Schube, Billboard, "Zaytoven and Future Are Just Like Bruddas on 'Beast Mode 2'," 9 July 2018 Previous Chicago outings gave a good idea of the German-Canadian’s stylistic range: from Bernard Rands to Franz Joseph Haydn and Edouard Lalo. Alan Artner,, "In the heat, Moser, Grant Park Orchestra perform a delicate Dvorak," 30 June 2018 Like most stylistic shifts in jazz, the evolution was born of necessity. Marc Myers, WSJ, "‘Classic Brunswick & Columbia Teddy Wilson Sessions 1934-1942’ Review: The Peacemaker of the Piano," 13 Apr. 2018 Where chardonnay and pinot grigio are fairly neutral and predictable in flavor profile, sauvignon blanc has a dramatic stylistic range that can be quite forceful in flavor and is hard to predict from the label alone. Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc," 2 July 2018 Made of Honiton lace, the gown borrowed stylistic elements from the Queen's white wedding dress. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Prince Louis's Christening Details: The Date, Venue, and What We Know About His Godparents," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of stylistic

1860, in the meaning defined above

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: of or relating to style

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