Stilt"ed, a.

Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a stilted style; stilted declamation.

<-- also, formal or stiff; -- said of linguistic style -->

Stilted arch Arch., an arch in which the springing line is some distance above the impost, the space between being occupied by a vertical member, molded or ornamented, as a continuation of the archivolt, intrados, etc.


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