di·​rec·​to·​ri·​al | \ də-ˌrek-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce directorial (audio) , (ˌ)dī- \

Definition of directorial

1 : serving to direct
2 : of or relating to a director or to theatrical or motion-picture direction
3 : of, relating to, or administered by a directory

Examples of directorial in a Sentence

an applicant with a number of directorial positions on his résumé
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First Known Use of directorial

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 May 2022

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“Directorial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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