What are stylus?

  • (noun): A pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving.
    Example: "He drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus"
    Synonyms: style
    See also — Additional definitions below


A stylus (plural: styli or styluses) is a writing utensil, or a small tool for some other form of marking or shaping, for example in pottery. It can also be a computer accessory that is used to assist in navigating or providing more precision when using touchscreens. It usually refers to a narrow elongated staff, similar to a modern ballpoint pen. Many styli are heavily curved to be held more easily. Another widely-used writing tool is the stylus used by blind users in conjunction with the slate for punching out the dots in Braille.

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Stylus - Scientific Instruments
... Stylus may also refer to the instrument used to scribe a recording into smoked foil or glass ...
Slate And Stylus - Gallery
... Slate and Stylus 1 Slate and Stylus 2 Slate and Stylus 3 Slate and Stylus 4 ...
Stylus (band)
... Stylus were an Australian funk, soul group which formed in 1975 ... Stylus toured supporting George Benson, Average White Band, Ike Tina Turner, and Little River Band ... to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, Stylus "scored a number of hit singles and became very popular on the Australian pub and concert circuit" ...

More definitions of "stylus":

  • (noun): A sharp pointed device attached to the cartridge of a record player.