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family style

family style

 
pronunciation:
fae mih li staIl [or] faem li staIl
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: using or pertaining to a method of serving food, as in a boardinghouse or some restaurants, in which dishes are passed from one person to another and each helps himself or herself.
They have a family style dinner on Sundays after church.
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part of speech: adverb
definition: in a family style manner.
We like to eat family style when we go to our favorite Chinese restaurant.