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

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The Archies were the apex of this approach: summoned to televisual life by Don Kirshner after The Monkees unceremoniously dumped his songwriting concern. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Best Songs of 1969: Staff Picks," 14 Aug. 2019 The Bavarian lacks televisual charisma, has no executive experience and has alienated centrists and centre-leftists with his long association with Viktor Orban, Hungary’s authoritarian prime minister. Charlemagne | Brussels, The Economist, "EU leaders fail to agree on who should lead the union for the next five years," 21 June 2019 Feeding the fish took half a century by today’s manic televisual standards. Heather Havrilesky, The Cut, "Why Did We Ever Leave Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?," 31 May 2018 Even with all the televisual trickery in reality show production, there was no faking the artistry and care involved. Elisa Ludwig,, "Mount Airy bakers' attention to detail is icing on the cake," 30 May 2018 But if his roots are inky, his power is televisual. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "Why the Times's White House Reporter Quit Twitter," 28 Sep. 2017 Between this unwanted spectacle and his awkward endorsement of Donald J. Trump, Mr. Ryan has been a televisual dictionary of discomfort this political season. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "C-Span, Gun Control and a Protest Made for Streaming," 23 June 2016 The New Republic did an excellent job of explaining why, in 2012: On no other day of the year do America’s newspapers — and websites, and televisual chyrons — feature such banal headlines. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, "Greg Gianforte and the worst Election Day headlines ever," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of televisual

1912, in the meaning defined above

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