Definition of stylistic in English:

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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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