noun, plural sty·li [stahy-lahy] /ˈstaɪ laɪ/, sty·lus·es.
- Also called cutting stylus.a needle used for cutting grooves in making a disk recording to be played on a phonograph.
- a needle for reproducing the sounds of a phonograph record.
Origin of stylus
Examples from the Web for styli
Historical Examples of styli
There are also styli and an ointment slab and the seal of an oculist.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne
noun plural -li (-laɪ) or -luses
Word Origin for stylus
1728, "stem-like part of a flower pistil," alteration of Latin stilus "stake, stylus;" spelling influenced by Greek stylos "pillar" (see stet). Meaning "instrument for writing" is from 1807.