tr.v. mu·si·cal·ized, mu·si·cal·iz·ing, mu·si·cal·iz·es
To adapt for performance with singing and musical accompaniment; set to music: to musicalize a play by Shakespeare.

mu′si·cal·i·za′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈmjuːzɪkəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Music, other) to adapt (a novel, play, etc) to a musical form
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