pictorial


1pic·to·ri·al

adjective \pik-ˈtr-ē-əl\

: of or relating to painting or drawing

: having or using pictures

Full Definition of PICTORIAL

1
:  of or relating to a painter, a painting, or the painting or drawing of pictures <pictorial perspective>
2
a :  of, relating to, or consisting of pictures <pictorial records>
b :  illustrated by pictures <pictorial weekly>
c :  consisting of or displaying the characteristics of pictographs
d :  suggesting or conveying visual images <pictorial poetry>
pic·to·ri·al·ly \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
pic·to·ri·al·ness noun

Examples of PICTORIAL

  1. a pictorial record of the trip
  2. <that photojournalist is planning to do a primarily pictorial report on the famine in Africa>

Origin of PICTORIAL

Late Latin pictorius, from Latin pictor painter — more at picturesque
First Known Use: 1646

2pictorial

noun

Definition of PICTORIAL

:  a periodical having much pictorial matter

First Known Use of PICTORIAL

1844

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