Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: stilted
IPA transcription: [st'ɪltɪd]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • Paul smiled at the curiously stilted phrase.
  • But he could find nothing that would not sound horribly stilted and cold.
  • There had been people at the Home, who exchanged a stilted, perfunctory kindness for their salaries.
  • His English was almost perfect, though now and again he hesitated in the choice of a word, and there were moments when he was a little stilted in his speech, and more than a little pedantic.