Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



From picturize +‎ -ation.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɪktʃəɹʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/


picturization (countable and uncountable, plural picturizations)

  1. The representation of something as a picture, or the adaptation of something into a picture, especially a motion picture. [from 20th c.]
    • 1915, Variety, Review:
      In the picturization of The Clansman Mr. Griffith has set such a pace it will take a long time before one will come along that can top it in point of production, acting, photography and direction.
    • 1934, Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times, Movie review:
      In Dr. Monica, a picturization of a Polish play which reached the Strand screen last night, the handsome Kay Francis is cast as a renowned obstetrician.
    • 1935, Robert Bloch, ‘The Shambler from the Stars’:
      A meager talent for sketching and crayon work led me to attempt crude picturizations involving the outlandish denizens of my nighted thoughts.
    • 2005, Richard Corliss, Time, Profile of A.R. Rahman:
      Toward the end of the film Nazu rushes into her bedroom, clamps on headphones and listens to the technopoppy "I Wanna Be Free." The picturization shows her moving convulsively, desperately to the funky beat, turning ever more agitated, until we wonder what she wants to be free from: free from her domestic vise, or free from life?

Related terms[edit]