What is style?

  • (noun): Distinctive and stylish elegance.
    Synonyms: dash, elan, flair, panache
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on style:

Yakshagana - Variations - Badagutittu
... The Badagutittu style, as its name indicates, is prevalent in Northern parts of South Canara, that is, from Padubidri to Byndoor and North Kanara District ... The Badagutittu style was popularized by Shivram Karanth's Yakshagana Mandira at Saligrama village in Dakshina Kannada as a shorter, more modern form of Yakshagana ... Mandali is an exponent of this style of Yakshagana ...
Buddhist Cuisine
... Buddhist cuisine in any given place will be influenced by the native style of food there ... The origin of "Buddhist food" as a distinct sub-style of cuisine is tied to monasteries, where one member of the community would have the duty of being the head cook ... A more recent version, more Chinese in style, is prepared by the Ōbaku school of zen, and known as fucha ryōri (普茶料理?) this is served at the head temple of Manpuku-ji ...
J. M. W. Turner - Art - Style
... His distinctive style of painting, in which he used watercolour technique with oil paints, created lightness, fluency, and ephemeral atmospheric ... A prime example of his mature style can be seen in Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway, where the objects are barely recognizable ... Bedlam, was a significant influence on Turner's style ...
Yvon Deschamps - Style
... In the beginning, Yvon Deschamps' never-named "character" was distinguished by his spectacular naïvete, which served as a vehicle for Deschamps to tackle delicate subjects such as racism ... In Nigger Black, for instance, the character recalled boyhood surprise upon learning that "Nègres" were no more nor less than human beings like him, neither better nor worse Us, we had some on our street they lived in the same houses we did, went to the same schools ...
Jack Johnson (boxer) - Boxing Style
... Johnson's boxing style was very distinctive ... Johnson's style was very effective, but it was criticized in the press as being cowardly and devious ...

More definitions of "style":

  • (noun): A pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving.
    Synonyms: stylus
  • (noun): The popular taste at a given time.
    Example: "The 1920s had a style of their own"
    Synonyms: vogue, trend
  • (noun): How something is done or how it happens.
    Example: "In the characteristic New York style"
    Synonyms: manner, mode, way, fashion
  • (verb): Designate by an identifying term.
    Synonyms: title
  • (noun): A slender bristlelike or tubular process.
    Example: "A cartilaginous style"
  • (noun): A particular kind (as to appearance).
    Example: "This style of shoe is in demand"
  • (noun): Editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display.
  • (noun): (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma.
  • (verb): Make consistent with certain rules of style.
    Example: "Style a manuscript"
  • (noun): A way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period.
    Example: "All the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
    Synonyms: expressive style
  • (verb): Make consistent with a certain fashion or style.
    Example: "Style my hair"; "style the dress"

Famous quotes containing the word style:

    A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.
    Coco Chanel (1883–1971)

    There are neither good nor bad subjects. From the point of view of pure Art, you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant, style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)

    The habit some writers indulge in of perpetual quotation is one it behoves lovers of good literature to protest against, for it is an insidious habit which in the end must cloud the stream of thought, or at least check spontaneity. If it be true that le style c’est l’homme, what is likely to happen if l’homme is for ever eking out his own personality with that of some other individual?
    Dame Ethel Smyth (1858–1944)