Definition of stylistic in English:


Line breaks: styl|is¦tic
Pronunciation: /stʌɪˈlɪstɪk


Of or concerning style, especially literary style: the stylistic conventions of magazine stories
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  • Though he is predominantly a satirist, the main stylistic influence on his work is W. H. Auden.
  • Rushdie's borrowings from Dante consist of topographical and stylistic devices.
  • In addition to vivid imagery, another shared stylistic trait is that of pastiche.


mid 19th century: from stylist, suggested by German stilistisch.



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  • Three years ago a student of mine wrote a collection of poems, in what might still be termed the confessional mode, at least stylistically.
  • This stylistically dense essay is neo-Marxist in tone and mode of analysis.
  • Poets competed with the Qur'an, striving to surpass it stylistically.

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