Stylus Definition

stīləs
styli, styluses
noun
styli, styluses
A style or other needlelike marking device.
Webster's New World
Any of various pointed tools, as one used for marking mimeograph stencils or one used in Braille embossing.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
A sharp, pointed device for cutting the grooves of a phonograph record.
Webster's New World

A hand-held, pen-shaped device used to draw lines, to select keys and icons, etc. on the display of a touch screen.

Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Stylus

Noun

Singular:
stylus
Plural:
styluses

Origin of Stylus

  • From Latin stylus, alternative spelling of stilus. Unrelated to Ancient Greek στῦλος (stulos, “pillar").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin alteration (influenced by Greek stūlos pillar) of stilus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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