mu·​si·​cal·​ize ˈmyü-zi-kə-ˌlīz How to pronounce musicalize (audio)
musicalized; musicalizing

transitive verb

: to set to music
musicalization noun

Examples of musicalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The idea has always been the same, which is to go inside the mind of someone and musicalize their unexpressed emotions — those doubts, fears and the huge surges of love all those feelings provide. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 23 Mar. 2023 Schwartz had just four weeks between the transfer from La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club to the Cherry Lane Theatre to write new music to eight existing songs, write five additional songs and musicalize the prologue. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, 10 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of musicalize was in 1919

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“Musicalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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