Definition of styling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstʌɪlɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1The way in which something is made, designed, or performed: the car’s subtle European styling [count noun]: the musical stylings on his solo album
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  • Maxima's distinctive interior design is mirrored by its handsome exterior styling.
  • The automakers' design teams will work from the same styling studio in London.
  • Jones, however, was more impressed with the way the car drove than the styling.
1.1The action or process of arranging hair in a particular way: [as modifier]: styling gel
More example sentences
  • The Boots "styling" gel saved the day - my hair was like a shield of steel.
  • Don't overdo it with styling aids; they will weigh down the hair, leaving it with a stiff, dry finish.
  • Whenever possible, use gentle shampoos, rinse out and leave-in conditioners and styling products that are specifically designed for color-treated hair.


(usually stylin') North American informal
Fashionable or stylish: a stylin' pair of black high-top trainers by the end of the month, I’ll be totally stylin'
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  • I have recently tried some fun beauty things (contacts, highlights, stylin' wear).
  • By the end of the month I'd be totally stylin'.
  • From cool boots to a stylin' pinstriped suit, check out what you should be wearing this fall.

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