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.
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Examples from the Web for stylus
The consequence was a vibration of the mica diaphragm to which the stylus was attached.Heroes of the Telegraph|J. Munro
The recording diaphragm of a phonograph is a window pane bearing a stylus adapted to engrave a groove in a record blank.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1|Kempster Miller
He is stern on paper, and ever he sets down his thoughts as though his stylus were a spear dipped in the blood of men.Cleopatra|H. Rider Haggard
In the early days of writing, a tablet was a book, a stylus the pen.A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'|Annie Allnut Brassey
The duties of this office suspended his own creative work, and he did not live to take up again the novelist's stylus.