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Style (1 syl.)

is from the Latin stylus (an iron pencil for writing on waxen tablets, etc.). The characteristic of a person’s writing is called his style. Metaphorically it is applied to composition and speech. Good writing is stylish, and, metaphorically, smartness of dress and deportment is so called.

“Style is the dress of thought, and a well-dressed thought, like a well-dressed man, appears to great advantage.”—Chesterfield: Letter ccxi. p. 361.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Stuff Gown
Stumers
Stump
Stump Orator (in America)
Stùmp Up
Stumps
Stumped Out
Stupid Boy
Sty or Stye
Stygian
Style
Styles
Stylites or Pillar Saints
Styx
Suaviter in Modo (Latin)
Sub Cuitro Liquit
Sub Hasta
Sub Jove (Latin)
Sub-Lapsarian, Supra-Lapsarian
Sub Rosa
Sublime Port