1 way that sth is done/made
latest, modern, new
classic, classical, old, old-fashioned, period, traditional

an old style of management


The house has been renovated and furnished in contemporary style.

characteristic, distinctive, individual, inimitable, original, signature, typical, unique

her inimitable personal style

musical, visual
acting, fighting, painting, playing, etc.
learning, teaching
leadership, management, managerial

a chain of bars which has developed its own house style

The New York Times house style keeps the apostrophe in for names of decades, e.g. ‘the 80's’.

literary, narrative, prose, writing
elegant, lively

a flamboyant style of dress


She was dressed in casual style.

a casual style of speech


The article is written in a conversational style.


His aggressive style of play sometimes gets him in trouble.


an autocratic style of leadership

18th-century, etc.
Gothic, Renaissance, etc.
range, variety

a wide range of musical styles


The two artists have radically different styles.

develop, establish, evolve, find, form

He evolved his style of painting while working as a magazine illustrator.

adapt, adjust, alter, change, modify

He adapted his acting style to suit the material.

adopt, use
copy, emulate, follow
sheet (computing)
in style

very utilitarian in style

in a/the style

The new houses have been built in a traditional style.

2 good quality
fine, great, real, terrific (esp. BrE)

He has a certain style.


The whole house just oozed style.

add, give sb/sth
in style

They celebrated in style by popping open a bottle of champagne.

to arrive/go out/travel in style

with style

Whatever she did, she did it with style.

like sb's style

I like your style! It shows real courage.

a sense of style

his innate sense of style

a touch of style (esp. BrE)

Curtains add a touch of style to the room.

Style is used with these nouns as the object: ↑hair

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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