editorial

adjective
ed·​i·​to·​ri·​al | \ ˌe-də-ˈtȯr-ē-əl \

Definition of editorial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to an editor or editing an editorial office
2 : being or resembling an editorial an editorial statement

editorial

noun

Definition of editorial (Entry 2 of 2)

: a newspaper or magazine article that gives the opinions of the editors or publishers also : an expression of opinion that resembles such an article a television editorial

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Other Words from editorial

Adjective

editorially \ ˌe-​də-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​ə-​lē \ adverb

Examples of editorial in a Sentence

Adjective

He got an editorial job at the newspaper.

Noun

The paper published an editorial strongly criticizing the mayor's actions.

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

While The New York Times’ choice to publish nameless editorial content was shocking, what’s written by the unknown author is not. Danielle Campoamor, Teen Vogue, "The New York Times’ Anonymous Op-Ed Writer Isn’t Helping Anyone," 7 Sep. 2018 James Bennet, the Times' editorial page editor, told Vanity Fair. Brian Flood, Fox News, "Anonymous anti-Trump Op-Ed could pit New York Times reporters against opinion editors," 6 Sep. 2018 Not every journalist must choose between the view-from-nowhere voice of the objective journalist and stale aphorisms of major newspaper editorial pages. David Roberts, Vox, "My advice for aspiring explainer journalists," 9 Dec. 2018 James Freeman is an assistant editor of The Wall Street Journal's editorial page. Fox News, "Rep. Devin Nunes: Need to declassify Russia documents before election," 16 Sep. 2018 In an accompanying commentary, doctors and editorial staff from JAMA Internal Medicine, argue that judicious use of antibiotics doesn’t seem to fit into the business model of urgent care centers. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors fear urgent care centers are wildly overusing antibiotics—for profit," 17 July 2018 Joining Winfrey on the cruise will be Gayle King, editor at large of O, the Oprah magazine, and other members of the magazine’s editorial staff, who will host special presentations and events on the ship. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "Oprah Winfrey will sail away on a girls' getaway cruise, then christen Holland America's new ship," 6 July 2018 In addition to Winfrey, editorial staff from O, The Oprah Magazine will be on board hosting events. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Oprah Winfrey to christen a Holland America cruise ship, Nieuw Statendam," 13 June 2018 This week’s contestant is editorial director Josh Levin. Ray Hamel, Slate Magazine, "Slate News Quiz," 6 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

There would be no gatekeepers in the form of a traditional editorial board. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”," 30 Dec. 2018 But in her latest fashion editorial, the actress is sending a message to new moms like her. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Rachel McAdams Wore Versace and a Breast Pump for Her Latest Magazine Photo Shoot," 18 Dec. 2018 As Kasparov points out in an accompanying editorial in Science, these days your average smartphone chess playing app is far more powerful than Deep Blue. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Move over AlphaGo: AlphaZero taught itself to play three different games," 6 Dec. 2018 My inspiration for developing The Scope was first and foremost to educate consumers—especially younger millennials who are starting to buy their first homes—about the craftsmanship and materials behind luxury design in an editorial setting. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "From Goop Lab to One Kings Lane: 8 New Design Destinations to Know," 7 Nov. 2018 The new findings suggest insurance coverage should be expanded for the right patients, Dr. Sayeed Ikramuddin of the University of Minnesota wrote in an accompanying editorial. Carla K. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Obesity surgery may lower heart-attack danger in diabetics, study finds," 16 Oct. 2018 Kendall also frees the nipple in a video editorial accompanying her cover shoot. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Frees the Nipple and Poses Topless for Her Latest Magazine Cover," 7 Aug. 2018 In an accompanying editorial Governor Greg Abbott writes: Innovation and self-reliance are deeply rooted in the Lone Star State, and when freed from the stranglehold of over taxation and overregulation, new ideas flourish. Francisca Ortega, Houston Chronicle, "CNBC ranks Texas No. 1 for business, but offers residents a few warnings," 11 July 2018 The allegations were first published in a local paper, the Creston Valley Advance, in an unsigned editorial in 2000. Alix Langone, Time, "Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Denies Claim He Groped a Reporter 18 Years Ago," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of editorial

Adjective

1744, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of editorial was in 1744

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editorial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of editorial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to an editor

editorial

noun

English Language Learners Definition of editorial (Entry 2 of 2)

: an essay in a newspaper or magazine that gives the opinions of its editors or publishers

editorial

adjective
ed·​i·​to·​ri·​al | \ ˌe-də-ˈtȯr-ē-əl \

Kids Definition of editorial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to an editor or editing an editorial office

editorial

noun

Kids Definition of editorial (Entry 2 of 2)

: a newspaper or magazine article that gives the opinions of its editors or publishers

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