Definition of stylize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstīlīz/


[with object] (usually as adjective stylized)
Depict or treat in a mannered and nonrealistic style: gracefully shaped vases decorated with stylized but recognizable white lilies
More example sentences
  • It is a highly codified and stylized art form with a rich literature of analysis.
  • From a distance Hughes Henge appears to be a simple, stylized image of Stonehenge.
  • It has an octagonal medallion within which a highly stylized woman drives a chariot in the clouds.



Pronunciation: /ˌstīləˈzāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Moderate stylization and antirealism that falls short of true expressionism is sometimes enough to soothe congruous crudity into an effectively intensified sensibility, if the idiom is correct.
  • Wilson tends to over-employ directing and storytelling tricks, any one of which would normally overpower this low budget movie with their noticeable artistic stylization.
  • Substance has been replaced by ego, appropriation, parody and clichéd stylization.


Late 19th century: from style, suggested by German stilisiren.

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