editorial

adjective
ed·​i·​to·​ri·​al | \ ˌe-də-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce editorial (audio) \

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 How to pronounce editorially (audio) \ 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 The outlet employs a six-person editorial staff that includes a mix of full-time and part-time workers, but its contributors produce about half of each issue's content. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "Publishers prepare for new California law that puts limits on freelance journalists," 19 Dec. 2019 Other awards are determined by Apple Music’s editorial team. USA TODAY, "Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X land top honors in first Apple Music Awards," 3 Dec. 2019 Mary Grace Keller joined the Carroll County Times staff in June 2019 after working on the editorial staff of the Gettysburg Times since 2016. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "911 center in Carroll County needs more positions and overtime has ‘exploded,’ staff tell commissioners," 16 Nov. 2019 The Times’ deputy editorial page editor, James Dao, posted answers to readers’ question on the newspaper’s website Monday evening but did not address this issue. David Bauder, Twin Cities, "The New York Times faces questions over Kavanaugh story," 16 Sep. 2019 Satirists and editorial cartoonists had a field day lampooning Greeley’s quixotic campaign and rejoicing in his utter defeat. John Strausbaugh, National Review, "Horace Greeley’s Ill-Fated Crusades," 19 Dec. 2019 Its editorial line acted as a kind of barometer of liberal conventional wisdom, responding to the atmospheric pressure of world events. Patrick Iber, The New Republic, "The World The Economist Made," 17 Dec. 2019 This streamlining editorial hand can be felt in all facets of play. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "Unmatched: Battle of Legends," 14 Dec. 2019 The Globe has complete editorial control over story selection, reporting, and editing. BostonGlobe.com, "Eleven-year-old Louisiana vividly remembers sitting in her fourth-grade math class one afternoon two years ago, rocking back and forth and shaking one leg. She needed to distract her mind from her uncomfortably full bladder. It had been hours since she’d gone.," 8 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Under pressure from Elizabeth Warren and the Times editorial board, Buttigieg released a summary of his work at McKinsey, and then a list of clients, which included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Best Buy, and the U.S. Postal Service. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, "Pete Buttigieg’s High Hopes," 16 Dec. 2019 Their debut editorial attacked the bedrock of the official German narrative about the fall of the wall on Nov. 9. New York Times, "Exposed as Stasi Spy, a Newspaper Owner Tries to Reclaim His Story," 15 Dec. 2019 She was hired by The Milwaukee Journal in 1984 and spent more than a decade as an editorial writer, penning pieces on liberal issues and asking pointed questions. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Influential former Journal Sentinel architecture critic Whitney Gould dies," 8 Dec. 2019 In a 2016 editorial published in the Washington Post, Salaam said the police officers who interrogated him deprived him and his four co-defendants of food, drink and sleep for more than 24 hours. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, "The Central Park 5: Where Are They Now?," 5 Dec. 2019 His editorial and commercial work offered a pleasing counterpoint to the scrapbook punk aesthetic of the decade. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "Why editorial illustrations look so similar these days," 26 Oct. 2019 Visiting New York City, Dunleavy spoke about his concerns regarding Goldman to the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s government retaliates after Goldman Sachs drops Arctic oil investments," 21 Dec. 2019 An opportunity to join our editorial staff THE ECONOMIST is hiring a new China correspondent to join our Beijing bureau. The Economist, "Write for The Economist We’re hiring a new China correspondent," 20 Dec. 2019 After the editorial was posted, the magazine's site briefly crashed from drawing so many readers. Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY, "Christianity Today, influential evangelical magazine, says Trump 'should be removed from office'," 20 Dec. 2019

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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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7 Jan 2020

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“Editorial.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/editorial. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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More Definitions for editorial

editorial

adjective
How to pronounce editorial (audio)

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 How to pronounce editorial (audio) \

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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