tele·​vi·​su·​al | \ ˌte-lə-ˈvi-zhə-wəl How to pronounce televisual (audio) , -zhəl; -ˈvizh-wəl \

Definition of televisual

chiefly British
: of, relating to, or suitable for broadcast by television

Examples of televisual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But was this really Chase chasing cinema, or discovering and capitalizing on latent, intrinsically televisual storytelling possibilities that were there all along? Los Angeles Times, 5 Oct. 2021 In spite of his recent televisual coup, the stage is where his heart lies. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2021 Still, Guillén has spent a decade navigating some pretty weird televisual worlds. New York Times, 1 Sep. 2021 Marvel’s cinematic and now televisual universe has persisted for long enough for self-criticism to be its latest stage. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 9 July 2021 Even Matthews’s appeals to history qua history are correspondingly punditized, and miniaturized for seeming televisual consumption. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 1 June 2021 In any event, Mare of Easttown has given us a perfect televisual Rorschach test. Nate Jones, Vulture, 27 May 2021 World in Action was a mélange of lots of different things wrapped into filmmaking: There was a lot of documentary, a lot of reportage, a lot of journalism, a lot of strange televisual stunts that turned into programs, a lot of agitprop politics. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 3 Feb. 2021 Why not bring together the entirety of the Sky televisual universe with Netflix, along with multiscreen usage, so the family can watch together or make the most of the package separately. Laura Sutherland, CNN Underscored, 29 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of televisual

1912, in the meaning defined above

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14 Nov 2021

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“Televisual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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