Definition of styling in English:

styling

noun

  • 1The way in which something is made, designed, or performed.

    ‘the car's subtle European styling’
    ‘the musical stylings on his solo album’
    • ‘The automakers' design teams will work from the same styling studio in London.’
    • ‘Yet school furniture design has, until now, responded to this change with little more than updates in styling.’
    • ‘With its unique styling it is definitely very personal.’
    • ‘We also think the Sedona's exterior styling is well done with an edgy but flowing design that actually made this large vehicle attractive.’
    • ‘Maxima's distinctive interior design is mirrored by its handsome exterior styling.’
    • ‘Jones, however, was more impressed with the way the car drove than the styling.’
    • ‘Finally, keep in mind that a good pair of dress slacks are usually made from wool and offer classic styling.’
    • ‘It drives well, with the only down side from my point of view being the boxy and heavily Teutonic styling.’
    • ‘The luxurious Platinum Lounge has an interesting concept, based on styling from the best hotel reception lounges around the world.’
    • ‘His 12.5-inch Combat Axe melds Medieval styling with modern-day design cues, bringing the art of chopping up to a new level.’
    • ‘Toyota hopes the quirky styling will appeal to all those young nonconformists out there.’
    • ‘The retro, aircraft styling of the exterior is in stark contrast to the modern interior.’
    • ‘Avoid skirts with flared trumpet styling or ruffles at the lower edge that only accentuate body width.’
    • ‘Project homes are not built to last but to be replaced, so they will begin to show their age, both in their out-of-date styling and their decaying structure.’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 combined space, versatility and comfort with the sleek styling and safe, stable driving experience of Europe's favourite car.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 The action or process of arranging hair in a particular way.
      as modifier ‘styling gel’
      • ‘Phyto offers a volume-enhancing system that ranges from volume-building shampoos and conditioners to a styling product for root lift.’
      • ‘Beckham got his new haircut after a secret styling session on Thursday night at the Cheshire home he shares with his wife Victoria.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There is no end to the styling options that you have with your new kit.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Check out the over 5,500+ different hair care and styling tips at The Hair Boutique.’
      • ‘They have many useful hair care and styling tips.’
      • ‘Work a palm-sized amount of styling mousse through clean, wet hair.’
      • ‘Thus, the static electricity that causes dull flyaway frizzies and interferes with styling is neutralized too!’
      • ‘The highly coveted, limited edition pink ghd ceramic styling iron, which debuted last year, will be back by popular demand!’
      • ‘Don't overdo it with styling aids; they will weigh down the hair, leaving it with a stiff, dry finish.’
      • ‘The Boots "styling" gel saved the day - my hair was like a shield of steel.’
      • ‘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.’

adjective

North American
informal
  • Fashionable or stylish.

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

styling

/ˈstīliNG//ˈstaɪlɪŋ/