stiltedness

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stilt \Stilt\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Stilted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stilting}.] To raise on stilts, or as if on stilts.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stilted \Stilt"ed\, adjective 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stilted

adjective

1: 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" [syn: {artificial}, {contrived}, {hokey}, {stilted}]

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