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pictorial

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adjective pic·to·ri·al \pik-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\

Simple Definition of pictorial

  • : of or relating to painting or drawing

  • : having or using pictures

Full Definition of pictorial

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a painter, a painting, or the painting or drawing of pictures <pictorial perspective>

  2. 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 play \-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


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pictorial

noun pic·to·ri·al

Definition of pictorial

  1. :  a periodical having much pictorial matter



1844

First Known Use of pictorial

1844



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