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.


From cerebral +‎ -ize. (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

    Howard Kissel: The Met's New Faust


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