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Definition of "style" []

  • The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed: a style of speech and writing. (noun)
  • The combination of distinctive features of literary or artistic expression, execution, or performance characterizing a particular person, group, school, or era. (noun)
  • Sort; type: a style of furniture. (noun)
  • A quality of imagination and individuality expressed in one's actions and tastes: does things with style. (noun)
  • A comfortable and elegant mode of existence: living in style. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "style" in a sentence
  • "In his paper “De la catégorie de style en histoire des sciences” (Gayon 1996), and in the later Gayon 1999, Jean Gayon presents the different usages of ˜style™ in the historiography of science as falling between two camps (in a way he follows Hacking 1992 here)."
  • "I began by translating Perrault’s tales, very nearly word for word; because to me his style has always seemed nearly perfect for its purpose; and the essence of “style” in writing is propriety to its purpose."
  • "A more appropriate title would be the _direct style, _ as contrasted with the other, or _indirect style_: the peculiarity of the one being, that it conveys each thought into the mind step by step with little liability to error; and of the other, that it gets the right thought conceived by a series of approximations."