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[stahy-lahyz] /ˈstaɪ laɪz/
verb (used with object), stylized, stylizing.
to design in or cause to conform to a particular style, as of representation or treatment in art; conventionalize.
Origin of stylize
1895-1900; style + -ize
Related forms
stylization, noun
stylizer, noun
nonstylization, noun
nonstylized, adjective
unstylized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for stylization
  • The sleek stylization of this globe complements its highly accurate map detail.
  • The insistence on plainness, the absence of stylization, carries over to the performances as well.
  • It is a work with a chalky and staticky surface that has none of the stylization of these other pictures from the same year.
  • There are moments in it where the stylization is successful and points new paths for the screen.
  • At times, the drama he aims at is off-target melodrama and his stylization threatens to topple over as a mannered excess.
  • Yet his work constantly moves on toward a kind of allegoric stylization and occasionally to outright symbolism.
  • The stylization changes in the second sentence of the rule were eliminated.
  • Keyword utilized by services when creating output data structures for stylization of geometries.
  • The work of art being examined may be an abstraction or stylization.
  • There is a great updated feel with beautiful animation with graphic novel stylization.
British Dictionary definitions for stylization


(transitive) to give a conventional or established stylistic form to
Derived Forms
stylization, stylisation, noun
stylizer, styliser, noun
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Word Origin and History for stylization



1898 (implied in stylized), from style (n.) + -ize. Perhaps a translation of German stilisieren.

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