Definition of styling in English:

styling

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The way in which something is made, designed, or performed:

    ‘the car's subtle European styling’
    [count noun] ‘the musical stylings on his solo album’
    • ‘Avoid skirts with flared trumpet styling or ruffles at the lower edge that only accentuate body width.’
    • ‘Yet school furniture design has, until now, responded to this change with little more than updates in styling.’
    • ‘The automakers' design teams will work from the same styling studio in London.’
    • ‘Finally, keep in mind that a good pair of dress slacks are usually made from wool and offer classic styling.’
    • ‘Project homes are not built to last but to be replaced, so they will begin to show their age, both in their out-of-date styling and their decaying structure.’
    • ‘It drives well, with the only down side from my point of view being the boxy and heavily Teutonic styling.’
    • ‘It combined space, versatility and comfort with the sleek styling and safe, stable driving experience of Europe's favourite car.’
    • ‘The retro, aircraft styling of the exterior is in stark contrast to the modern interior.’
    • ‘Maxima's distinctive interior design is mirrored by its handsome exterior styling.’
    • ‘Some represent the outrageous imaginings of top designers while others hint at technology and styling set to filter through to road cars within the next five years.’
    • ‘With its unique styling it is definitely very personal.’
    • ‘The luxurious Platinum Lounge has an interesting concept, based on styling from the best hotel reception lounges around the world.’
    • ‘Jones, however, was more impressed with the way the car drove than the styling.’
    • ‘His 12.5-inch Combat Axe melds Medieval styling with modern-day design cues, bringing the art of chopping up to a new level.’
    • ‘We also think the Sedona's exterior styling is well done with an edgy but flowing design that actually made this large vehicle attractive.’
    • ‘Toyota hopes the quirky styling will appeal to all those young nonconformists out there.’
    1. 1.1 The action or process of arranging hair in a particular way:
      [as modifier] ‘styling gel’
      • ‘The spikes were created using a combination of John Frieda styling products and a stiff holding hairspray.’
      • ‘Whenever possible, use gentle shampoos, rinse out and leave-in conditioners and styling products that are specifically designed for color-treated hair.’
      • ‘The highly coveted, limited edition pink ghd ceramic styling iron, which debuted last year, will be back by popular demand!’
      • ‘There is no end to the styling options that you have with your new kit.’
      • ‘They have many useful hair care and styling tips.’
      • ‘Regardless of the hair's texture, type or actual length, it is important to start with strands that are dressed properly with the necessary styling products.’
      • ‘The haircut still matters and while professional styling may not always be required, the length and way of parting or brushing it should match the face, age and profession.’
      • ‘Thus, the static electricity that causes dull flyaway frizzies and interferes with styling is neutralized too!’
      • ‘Phyto offers a volume-enhancing system that ranges from volume-building shampoos and conditioners to a styling product for root lift.’
      • ‘Work a palm-sized amount of styling mousse through clean, wet hair.’
      • ‘Don't overdo it with styling aids; they will weigh down the hair, leaving it with a stiff, dry finish.’
      • ‘Check out the over 5,500+ different hair care and styling tips at The Hair Boutique.’
      • ‘Many regular styling products are heavy in chemicals and plastic ingredients, which don't necessarily help your hair and certainly don't help your body.’
      • ‘Beckham got his new haircut after a secret styling session on Thursday night at the Cheshire home he shares with his wife Victoria.’
      • ‘The Boots "styling" gel saved the day - my hair was like a shield of steel.’

adjective

North American
informal
  • Fashionable or stylish:

    ‘a stylin' pair of black high-top trainers’
    ‘by the end of the month, I'll be totally stylin'’
    • ‘By the end of the month I'd be totally stylin'.’
    • ‘From cool boots to a stylin' pinstriped suit, check out what you should be wearing this fall.’
    • ‘I have recently tried some fun beauty things (contacts, highlights, stylin' wear).’
    • ‘The concept of tapas seems to be enjoying some popularity in many of the more stylin' restaurants to open in Montreal in the last couple of years.’
    • ‘You have an excellent tan, stylin' clothes and a cool aura.’
    • ‘Gervase, in particular, exhibited some stylin' dance moves that the CBS cameras failed to catch.’
    • ‘The ambience is friendly, the lighting is a welcoming warm orange glow, and there are plenty of stylin' beauties to chat up at the bar.’
    • ‘No matter how high the temps soar, you love to dress in stylin' outfits, perfectly accessorized with great hair and makeup.’
    • ‘But he sure is stylin', especially in the way he sucks on a lollipop stem throughout his set.’
    • ‘If you gotta wear a helmet, you might as well wear something stylin'.’
    • ‘Yea buddy, eight tracks and two speakers - I was stylin'.’
    • ‘Create your look as you choose your hairstyle, makeup and stylin' wardrobe.’
    • ‘Yeah, those are some stylin' clothes you had there.’
    • ‘From cool tops to trendy shoes, here are the 11 items that'll have you stylin' on vacation.’
    • ‘So remember to keep your shoes shining if you want to be stylin'.’
    • ‘But, rest assured, we don't encourage changing your personality, beliefs or values along with your new stylin' haircut!’
    in fashion, in vogue, voguish, popular, up to the minute, modern, all the rage, modish, trendsetting
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Pronunciation

styling

/ˈstʌɪlɪŋ/