from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make a mental picture or map of something.
- v. To make (a consonant) retroflex.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pronounce as a cerebral, that is, by bringing the tip of the tongue upward against the palate; treat, consider, or mark as a cerebral.
And yet the trend for directors in the last few decades has been to cerebralize these works, as if the soaring melodies and lush orchestrations constituted a kind of Rosetta Stone they must decipher.