Definition of cyclostyle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪklə(ʊ)stʌɪl/


An early device for duplicating handwriting, in which a pen with a small toothed wheel pricks holes in a sheet of waxed paper, which is then used as a stencil.


[with object] (usually as adjective cyclostyled)
Duplicate with a cyclostyle: a cyclostyled leaflet
More example sentences
  • They cyclostyled a few hundred copies, and released them on a bank holiday.
  • Travellers from India brought me copies of underground newsletters, cyclostyled or badly printed on cheap paper, their ink smudged but their message clear, eloquent testimony both to the people's despair and their defiance.
  • For many years he has published News from Fields and Slums, which began as a cyclostyled monthly magazine.


Late 19th century: from cyclo- 'circular' + the noun style.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: cyclo|style

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