style Definition

  • 1a particular way of doing something, which is typical of a particular person, group, place, or period
  • 2a way of designing or arranging things, especially in a way that is attractive or fashionable
  • 3the way in which something is expressed or performed, including its tone, manner, and technique

Using style: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "style" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has her own unique style of painting.

  • Example

    The furniture is designed in a modern style.

  • Example

    His writing style is very descriptive.

  • Example

    The restaurant has a French style menu.

style Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using style

  • everyone has their own way of doing things and should be allowed to do so


    I don't like the way she dresses, but to each his own style.

  • to have a sense of fashion or elegance


    She always dresses well and has a lot of style.

  • to leave or finish something in an impressive or memorable way


    He retired after 30 years of service and went out in style with a big party.

Phrases with style

  • in a fashionable or impressive manner


    They arrived at the party in style, in a limousine.

  • no longer fashionable or popular


    Bell-bottom pants are out of style now.

  • a distinctive or identifying style that is characteristic of a particular person or thing


    Her signature style includes bold colors and geometric shapes.

Origins of style

from Latin 'stilus', meaning 'writing instrument'


Summary: style in Brief

The term 'style' [staɪl] refers to a particular way of doing something, designing or arranging things, or expressing oneself. It can be unique to a person, group, place, or period, such as 'Her writing style is very descriptive.' 'Style' extends into phrases like 'in style,' and idioms like 'to have style,' denoting a sense of fashion or elegance, and 'to go out in style,' implying an impressive or memorable exit.

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