1. combining form [usu ADJ n] -style combines with nouns and adjectives to form adjectives which describe the style or characteristics of something. ⇒ ...the development of a Western-style political system. ⇒ ...a hearty country-style dinner. 2. combining form [ADV after v] -style combines with adjectives and nouns to form adverbs which describe how something is done. ⇒ Guests have been asked to dress 1920s-style.
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