Definition of musicalize in English:


(British musicalise)


[with object]
  • Set (a novel, play, or poem) to music.

    ‘he was musicalizing a Billy Wilder movie’
    ‘he has plans for a musicalized Richard III’
    • ‘So in that sense, what we're doing is we are musicalising images.’
    • ‘One could think of some events as theatrical or animated music, and others could be seen as ‘musicalised’ theatre.’
    • ‘David and I floundered around for a year trying to figure out how to musicalize Batman.’
    • ‘If you don't truly understand what a scene's about, and you don't musicalize just the right moment - it's totally exposed.’
    • ‘The tradition theme was invented for the Broadway stage version by an American librettist, and brilliantly musicalised by an American composer and lyricist.’