televisual

adjective
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 Grace’s mind seems less a site of internal conflict than a repository of televisual clichés. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "“The Undoing” Is Empty Life-style Porn," 9 Nov. 2020 Now the artist uses the medium — alongside ASL, musical notation and televisual captioning — to comment on the social and political operations of sound. Laura Zornosa, Los Angeles Times, "Christine Sun Kim’s vision rewarded with fellowship for artists with disabilities," 14 Oct. 2020 What were the defining moments leading to its current televisual reign of terror? Rosie Knight, refinery29.com, "When Did TV Get So Scary? 21 Horror Shows That Took Us From From Teen Drama To Abject Terror," 24 Sep. 2020 Such interviews may be the terminal metastasis of televisual culture: a host body being consumed by its own cells and organs. Jacob Bacharach, The New Republic, "The Instant Nostalgia of the Televised Campaign," 9 Sep. 2020 Cinematic and televisual entertainment has been overloaded into almost every architectural space. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "With a Phone, Are You Ever Really Somewhere?," 16 Jan. 2020 With Timothy Dalton as the Chief and Alan Tudyk as the villain of the piece and its ironic, meta-televisual narrator. Robert Lloyd, chicagotribune.com, "The 10 best streaming TV shows you probably aren’t watching," 17 Oct. 2019 With Timothy Dalton as the Chief and Alan Tudyk as the villain of the piece and its ironic, meta-televisual narrator. Robert Lloyd, chicagotribune.com, "The 10 best streaming TV shows you probably aren’t watching," 17 Oct. 2019 The league is as much a televisual enterprise as an athletic one. Jody Rosen, New York Times, "Who’s Better at Image Management: Colin Kaepernick or the N.F.L.?," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of televisual

1912, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2020

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“Televisual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/televisual. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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