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

Also, the leadership of Marvel Comics and DC Comics are holding separate panels to address fans, which can sometimes get heated if readers don’t agree with editorial decisions. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Comic-Con 2018: Here's your Thursday schedule," 6 July 2018 But instead of having Facebook’s moderators, human or otherwise, make editorial decisions, there’s been a subtle shift to let news organizations do so. Barbara Ortutay, USA TODAY, "Facebook to cut 'trending' news section, source of conservative backlash," 1 June 2018 Fox has proposed selling Sky News to Disney to protect its editorial independence. New York Times, "Comcast and Fox Engage in Bidding War for Control of Sky," 11 July 2018 This experience has taught me a valuable lesson as to the context and the nuance of editorial liberties. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Henry Cavill Apologizes for "Misunderstanding" Over #MeToo Comments," 12 July 2018 The layoffs come after 14 editorial employees lost their jobs in late-May, which Pape had also attributed to economic factors. Express-news Staff, San Antonio Express-News, "Express-News lays off 20 employees," 12 July 2018 This experience has taught me a valuable lesson as to the context and the nuance of editorial liberties. Gina Martinez, Time, "Henry Cavill Apologizes For #MeToo Comments: 'Insensitivity Was Absolutely Not My Intention'," 12 July 2018 The paper relocated its editorial operations to Chicago in 2012 and went all-digital the following year, expanding into a variety of new brands. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Univision looks to sell The Onion, Gizmodo websites," 11 July 2018 Colin Crawford remains a deputy managing editor, responsible for news operations, development and labor relations, photography, the editorial library, Spanish-language Hoy and community newspapers. Meg James, latimes.com, "Los Angeles Times installs new leadership team that includes Scott Kraft, Kris Viesselman and Kimi Yoshino," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The magazine has boosted its editorial staff by 30% over the past five months, and named Jason Fine, its former managing editor, as editor. Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, WSJ, "Cardi B, Live Events, Fewer Issues: Meet the New Rolling Stone," 2 July 2018 The Capital Gazette, which has an editorial staff of 31 people, had a daily circulation of about 29,000 and a Sunday circulation of 34,000 as of 2014. Washington Post, "Capital Gazette shooting suspect charged with five counts of murder," 29 June 2018 In 1984, years before the p.m. paper merged with the Union, Tribune editorial staffers Ralph Bennett, Jonathan Freedman and Lynne Carrier were named Pulitzer Prize finalists for coverage of border issues. Logan Jenkins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "What does the future hold for the newspaper you're reading?," 25 June 2018 The other Republican candidate, Bob Branch, chose not to attend the editorial board meeting. Ricardo Cano, azcentral, "Arizona superintendent candidates: Charters need more financial oversight," 12 July 2018 And the small-town editorial page editor tackled a broad range of subjects, from local politics and civil rights to annual takes on Mother’s Day and high school graduations. ‘‘His voice as a writer will be greatly missed. Michael Kunzelman, BostonGlobe.com, "Newsroom shooting victims remembered Sunday," 9 July 2018 Abel draws convincing parallels between the rituals of camp and those of activism: the sign-making, the protesting, the weekly editorial writing. Zoe Greenberg, New York Times, "In the Colorado Desert, a Debut Novelist Finds a Metaphor for Israel and Palestine," 25 May 2018 In a 1991 editorial piece published in the Tribune, former Ald. Tessa Weinberg, chicagotribune.com, "5 things to know about Chicago's Croatian community," 13 July 2018 Editorial/opinion The Seattle Times editorial board recommends voters re-elect state Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City, in the 5th District, Position No. 2. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "The Thailand cave rescue is complete, and more on the Supreme Court | Tuesday Morning Brief, July 10," 10 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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