Definition of pictorial
1 : of or relating to a painter, a painting, or the painting or drawing of pictures pictorial perspective
2a : of, relating to, or consisting of pictures pictorial recordsb : illustrated by pictures pictorial weeklyc : consisting of or displaying the characteristics of pictographsd : suggesting or conveying visual images pictorial poetry
pictoriallyplay \pik-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of pictorial in a Sentence
a pictorial record of the trip
that photojournalist is planning to do a primarily pictorial report on the famine in Africa
Recent Examples of pictorial from the Web
A pictorial timeline of former Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman’s four-plus years with the team.
The negatives tell a pictorial history of the last century of Kansas City.
Relive the greatest moments in Indiana high school basketball with IndyStar's new hardcover, commemorative pictorial book History of Our Hysteria: Indiana High School Basketball, documenting our abiding love affair with the game.
If men are allowed to enjoy pictorial sexts from lovers, why can’t their partners?
Conzen estimates that more than 5,000 pictorial atlases were produced during their heyday in the latter half of the 19th century.
These two contrasting exhibits at Harris/Harvey Gallery show that landscape artistry can stretch to something well beyond the pictorial.
These canvases were highly collectible luxury souvenirs, pictorial portals that would later transport the visitor (and friends back home) to that faraway place and moment.
The final section is full of really creative maps that include lots of pictorial elements or mixed media such as metal, stamps, or ceramics.
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Definition of pictorial
: a periodical having much pictorial matter
First Known Use of pictorial
PICTORIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pictorial for English Language Learners
: of or relating to painting or drawing
: having or using pictures
PICTORIAL Defined for Kids
Definition of pictorial for Students
1 : of or relating to pictures pictorial art
2 : having or using pictures a pictorial magazine
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