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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.
Also, especially British, stylise.
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 stylized
  • Fighting is totally different, and takes skills that are difficult to practice in stylized martial arts.
  • Burton is an incredible talent, whose films are always akin to beautifully stylized paintings.
  • They're straightforward portraits that aren't over-stylized but somehow get to the soul of their subjects.
  • They stuck stylized cube farms into faux warehouses and figured that would work.
  • But there are plenty of rippling abs and lots of stylized, gory gladiator action.
  • His main characters are prototypes for the writer, and his worlds are prototypes for a highly stylized kind of poetry or fiction.
  • The pattern resembles squarish line drawings of fish or stylized genie lamps.
  • When stylized artfully, they have so much more wit and personality than mere human beings.
  • While the setting and the characters continually convince and intrigue, the novel seems somehow frozen, stylized.
  • Look for our brown and white signs showing a stylized skier, direction arrow, and a degree of difficulty symbol.
British Dictionary definitions for stylized


(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 stylized



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

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