Definition of stylus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstaɪləs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstaɪləs//
    (pl. styluses, styli
    BrE BrE//ˈstaɪlaɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstaɪlaɪ//
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  1. 1a device on a record player that looks like a small needle and is placed on the record in order to play it
  2. 2(computing) a special pen used to write text or draw an image on a special computer screen
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent. (as a modern Latin term in botany): erroneous spelling of Latin stilus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stylus