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Meaning of STILTED

Pronunciation:  'stiltid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
 

STILTED is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: affected, artificial, contrived, unnatural
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stilt"ed\, a.
Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a
stilted style; stilted declamation.



{Stilted arch} (Arch.), an arch in which the springing line
   is some distance above the impost, the space between being
   occupied by a vertical member, molded or ornamented, as a
   continuation of the archivolt, intrados, etc.

 

 

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