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EtymologyEdit

15th century, from Latin stilus. Doublet of the earlier borrowing Stiel (stalk).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /stiːl/, /ʃtiːl/
  • Many individual speakers vary between both pronunciations. /ʃ/ is more likely to be used in derived terms than in the simplex.
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːl
  • Homophones: stiehl, Stiel (according to the pronunciation with /ʃ/)

NounEdit

Stil m (genitive Stils or Stiles, plural Stile)

  1. style
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Aus dem Lande der Ostseeritter, in Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun., page 73:
      Das Herrenhaus in Burkahnen war ein ganz altes Gebäude, das ursprünglich keinen Anspruch auf besonderen Stil erheben konnte, aber Dorothees Großeltern hatten es im klassizistischen Geschmack jener Tage neu herrichten lassen.
      The manor house in Burkahnen was a very old building, which originally could not claim a special style, but Dorothee's grandparents had had it renovated in the classicist taste of those days.

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Further readingEdit

  • Stil in Duden online