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
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.
Pickel moved to the United States in 1928, according to author Gene Moody, who recently wrote a pictorial biography about the artist.
Later this month, the U.K. is prohibiting the sale of cigarettes with logos on the packages, requiring them to be sold in standardized, dull packs with large pictorial warnings on the effects of smoking.
Instead of the alphabet, keys show pictorial representations of the hands or parts of the body.
Silver Oak Cellars winery chef Dominic Orsini’s new book (Rizzoli, $60, 305 pages) — the forward was written by fellow chef Charlie Palmer — offers a pictorial, culinary journey that ebbs and flows with the grape harvest.
Hornsby’s love of pictorial maps has roots in his childhood.
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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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