Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To adapt for performance with singing and musical accompaniment; set to music.

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  • verb Alternative spelling of musicalise.

Etymologies

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musical +‎ -ize

Examples

  • I most definitely would “blame” it on the need native speakers to musicalize their speech and facilitate communication.

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  • But Adamo's ideas, whether you buy his assessment or not, make for a good serendipitous frame — because I think one of Verdi's greatest achievements is something that Adamo seems to be hinting at: an impeccable skill for distinguishing between the most obvious way to musicalize a scene and the most direct way.

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  • But Adamo's ideas, whether you buy his assessment or not, make for a good serendipitous frame — because I think one of Verdi's greatest achievements is something that Adamo seems to be hinting at: an impeccable skill for distinguishing between the most obvious way to musicalize a scene and the most direct way.

    In core scolpiti ho quegli accenti!

  • Some stage adaptations simply musicalize moments that worked perfectly well in dialogue, and this is one of them.

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  • Hm, maybe they'll musicalize Apuleius' Golden Ass someday.

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  • Hm, maybe they'll musicalize Apuleius' Golden Ass someday.

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  • With one undersea movie-to-musical already in the works, the Pixar subsidiary will now musicalize Finding Nemo.

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  • How many of the pretty female names which musicalize his love songs, in syllables that breathe of the sweet south and melt like kisses in the utterance, are representative of real girls, we cannot guess; with none of them except perhaps one, who died young, does he seem to have been really in love.

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  • That image set a bell off in their heads and, from there, they set out to musicalize the DreamWorks movie.

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  • When a man can masterfully musicalize big bad wolf; well, who knows what else he's capable of?

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