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Meaning of stilted

stilt•ed

Pronunciation: (stil'tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. stiffly dignified or formal, as speech or literary style; pompous.
  2. (of an arch) resting on imposts treated in part as downward continuations of the arch. See illus. under.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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