Definition of musicalize in US English:


(British musicalise)


[with object]
  • Set (a text or play) to music.

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