Definition of novelize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɒv(ə)lʌɪz/
(also novelise)


[with object] (usually as adjective novelized)
Convert (a story, typically one in the form of a film or screenplay) into a novel: a novelized screenplay
More example sentences
  • To novelize a story of incest is to participate in the societal imperative to always lie about it, to say it's not happening, or that you made it up.
  • You say in your author's note to The Sweetest Dream, ‘I'm not writing volume three of my autobiography because of possible hurt to vulnerable people, which does not mean I have novelized autobiography.’
  • The story was ‘Boston,’ Sinclair's 1920s novelized condemnation of the trial and execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian immigrants accused of killing two men in the robbery of a Massachusetts shoe factory.



Pronunciation: /nɒv(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • In the novelization's text (reflecting the space devoted to the episode in the film), no less than three chapters are expended on mechanical description of the great life-giving experiment.
  • Be aware that Max Collins has also done a non-graphic novelization of the movie.
  • Thompson's nearly 50 published pieces include essays, book and film reviews, short stories, a novelization, and a young-adult biography of the writer Charles Chesnutt.

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