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Definition a distinctive mix of styles or ideas selected from various sources


one who selects a distinctive mix of styles or ideas rather than adopting a common set from a single source
  • The home is furnished with a tasteful and eclectic collection of furniture.
eclectic = a distinctive mix of styles
  • It is a fusion restaurant with a surprisingly eclectic menu.
  • eclectic = a distinctive mix of styles
  • The furniture could only be described compassionately as beach furniture, but it reflected an eclectic, practical consciousness at work over the years.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • eclectic = distinctive mix of styles
  • They grew to love his eclectic taste.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • eclectic = with a distinctive mix of styles
  • Yet Beaufort had an eclectic and educated board.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • eclectic = consisting of a mix of different styles
  • While he worked on getting the fire going, Sophia's gaze wandered from the living room to the kitchen, taking in her eclectic surroundings.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • eclectic = varied mix of styles
  • Thus did our eclectic foursome arrive at Christ Church.
    John Irving  --  A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • eclectic = varied
  • The group's membership was a small, eclectic mix of pacifists, anarchists, vegetarians, and libertarians brought together by a commitment to nonviolent political action.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • eclectic = varied
  • Among these was my own channel: Parzival-TV—Broadcasting obscure eclectic crap, 24-7-365.
    Ernest Cline  --  Ready Player One
  • eclectic = a distinctive mix of styles
  • My mother was a good Catholic—she went to mass twice a week at St. Mary's in Richmond, but my father was an Orthodox Eclectic.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • eclectic = one who selects a mix of styles or ideas rather than selecting a common set from a single source
  • It was true that during her childhood she had sampled many of its eclectic offerings, filling her days with trips to museums, zoos, and theaters.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • eclectic = varied
  • But I was an abandoned reader and, besides, outlandishly eclectic, with an affinity for the written word—almost any written word—that was so excitable that it verged on the erotic.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • eclectic = mixing different styles
  • "Persuaders" called to her from raised platforms, seeking to entice her into the Moorish Palace with its room of mirrors, its optical illusions, and its eclectic wax museum, where visitors saw figures as diverse as Little Red Riding Hood and Marie Antoinette about to be guillotined.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • eclectic = with a varied mix of subjects rather than all of one kind
  • Layla added. . . We have an actual new coffeemaker and a very eclectic selection of coffee mugs... .
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • eclectic = a distinctive mix of styles
  • I like the eclectic feel.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • eclectic = varied mix of styles
  • I had no idea what sort of denomination Orthodox Eclectic was, but I nodded like we had a big group of them back in Sylvan.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • eclectic = one who prefers to select a distinctive mix of styles or ideas rather than adopting a common set from a single source
  • An eclectic mixture of locally owned businesses line Tejon Street, the main drag.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • eclectic = varied
  • It is not eclectic.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • eclectic = a varied mix of styles
  • While Travis conceived the structure in terms of square footage and building materials that could survive the salty, humid summers, Gabby introduced eclectic elements he'd never considered.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • eclectic = a varied mix of (not any one style)
  • I learned an eclectic smattering of Commonwealth law from a traveling barrister too drunk or too pompous to realize he was lecturing an eight-year-old.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
eclectic = varied

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