tele·​vi·​su·​al ˌte-lə-ˈvi-zhə-wəl How to pronounce televisual (audio)
chiefly British
: of, relating to, or suitable for broadcast by television

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rock can bubble up in the same way that Kate Bush or Disney show tunes can: through memorable televisual exposure. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 18 Jan. 2023 This Bulgaria-shot production would, however, benefit from richer atmospherics: Despite adequate design contributions and a widescreen format, Denis Crossan’s cinematography has a somewhat plain, televisual look. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 27 Oct. 2022 These highly televisual events, with little context or sense of scale, spread rapidly across digital platforms, often going viral and kicking off a secondary media cycle over the virality itself. Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of televisual was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Televisual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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