Definition of manner:

part of speech: noun

Form; method; habit; sort or kind; way of performing or doing; peculiar carriage or deportment. Note.- As applied to art, manner has two quite different significations; in the one, it signifies a peculiarity of habit, and implies a kind of reproach against an artist; in the other, it is the artist's peculiar way of choosing, imagining, and representing his subjects, including what are called his style and handling.

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