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noun style pronunciation in American English /staɪl/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the way that something is made or done that is typical of a particular group, time, or place

    Julie prefers the Gothic architectural style, while I like Romanesque.

    style of:

    He has the true Italian style of playing.

    1. a.
      the particular way that clothing is made or designed
      style of:

      I don’t like the style of dresses that are popular now.

  2. 2
    [countable] the individual way that someone behaves and does things

    Rob has a very different style, relaxed and slow.

    I really dislike her teaching style.

    style of:

    Nancy’s style of management is not what I was expecting.

    not be someone’s style:

    Having big parties is not our style.

    1. a.
      [countable] the way that someone writes or produces music or art

      Do you have any trouble with Joyce’s writing style?

      Sylvia’s singing style has been influenced by jazz.

      style of:

      Picasso’s style of painting changed and developed over the years.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] an attractive or impressive way of behaving or doing something
    with style:

    I was greeted with great style.

    have style:

    Greg has a lot of style.

    See also cramp2

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