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[stahy-luh-graf, -grahf] /ˈstaɪ ləˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
a fountain pen in which the writing point is a fine, hollow tube instead of a nib.
Also called stylographic pen.
Origin of stylograph
First recorded in 1865-70; stylo-1 + -graph Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On a wooden board beside him was some music paper, and now and then with a stylograph he jotted down some notes.

    The Way of Ambition Robert Hichens
  • She had a writing-board on her knee, and a hand resting on it still held a stylograph.

    The Invader Margaret L. Woods
  • The J pen to the lady novelist, and the stylograph to the devil—your essayist must not touch the things.

  • Edith shook the stylograph Dodo gave her to make it write, and a fountain of pure black ink poured on to the page.

    Dodo Wonders E. F. Benson
  • He had never approached Plank in vain, and he did not do so now, for Plank had a pocket cheque-book and a stylograph.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • As a matter of fact, his writing is done with a stylograph pen, which he always carries in his pocket.

    McClure's Magazine December, 1895 Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
  • To-day the pen is mightier than the sword, the stylograph is more deadly than the stiletto.

  • "I'll do both," said Lupton, and took out his stylograph, and called a waiter to bring him hotel writing paper.

    A Master of Fortune Cutcliffe Hyne
  • The stylograph hung longingly over the cable form; it wanted to write "Interjection."

    Second String Anthony Hope
  • Presently his friend came out in a desperate hurry, with a stylograph behind his ear, and his hands laden with papers.

    Tales of Bengal S. B. Banerjea
British Dictionary definitions for stylograph


/ˈstaɪləˌɡræf; -ˌɡrɑːf/
a fountain pen having a fine hollow tube as the writing point instead of a nib
Word Origin
C19: from styl(us) + -graph
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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