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tu·​to·​ri·​al tü-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce tutorial (audio)
: a paper, book, film, or computer program that provides practical information about a specific subject
: a class conducted by a tutor for one student or a small number of students


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: of, relating to, or involving a tutor or a tutorial

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Tutorials with live tutors are useful for both advanced students and struggling ones. Many computer programs include electronic tutorials to help the new user get used to the program, leading him or her through all its functions, often by means of pictures and short videos. But a really difficult program may still require a real-life tutor to be fully understood.

Examples of tutorial in a Sentence

Noun An online tutorial gives basic instructions for using the software. The professor was offering a tutorial in her office a week before the exam. Adjective We offer tutorial instruction for students preparing for the examination.
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The primary campaign and its tutorials are still a bit opaque, but the game feels smoothed out. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 15 Nov. 2023 Her audience turns to her for beginner-friendly makeup tutorials, fresh skin, and a vibrant use of color. Allure, 30 Oct. 2023 The fast-drying capabilities and easy use makes this the perfect choice for someone on your list who can’t stop watching TikTok hair tutorials. Savannah Smith, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2023 Of course, Seyfried's mini makeup tutorial comes just days after it was revealed members of the cast had reunited for Walmart's new campaign. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 There are video tutorials dedicated to the various ways the wearer can transform the garment by tying, twisting, knotting and wrapping it around the body. E. Alex Jung, Los Angeles Times, 23 Oct. 2023 What Newman, 35, understands is that what his followers need are not 15-step tutorials on how to create a viral bun, but answers to more basic questions. Stephanie McNeal, Glamour, 20 Oct. 2023 There are several YouTube videos and other tutorials online for pancaking pointe shoes. Char Adams, NBC News, 22 Sep. 2023 Here, 9 free drawing tutorial and art class resources that will keep kids enthralled and you (at least slightly) less stressed. Maressa Brown, Parents, 31 Aug. 2023
As expected, strawberry makeup is already taking off on TikTok with folks following Bieber's tutorial step-by-step. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 7 Aug. 2023 If in doubt, follow Phillips’s latte look tutorial below. Tish Weinstock, Vogue, 25 July 2023 Larger tools, like sewing machines or the beloved Cricut, were also big wish-list items, as were tutorial books about crafting, gift cards to stores like Michaels or Joann’s, and helpful craft-room accessories like a yarn-ball bowl. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 30 Aug. 2023 West has also tried her hand at tutorial videos with a little help from her mom, and her zombie makeup skills are nothing to scoff at either. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 22 Aug. 2023 Hobart Superintendent Peggy Buffington said the district has been part of the Khan Academy’s online tutorial program since 2017 with positive results. Carole Carlson, Chicago Tribune, 5 June 2023 The dish features spinach, broad beans and tarragon, and a tutorial video of a palace chef preparing the dish was shared along with instructions. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 27 Apr. 2023 Though critics praised its cinematic narrative, there was too much backtracking and hand-holding, with an opening tutorial sequence that lasts for hours. Zachary Small, New York Times, 4 May 2023 An exceptional city NFTs, a welcome gift pack worth $300, access to networking and tutorial events, treasury participation in the form of fractional ownership of unique rum inventory and other yet unspecified benefits from the brand. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1923, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tutorial was in 1822

Dictionary Entries Near tutorial

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“Tutorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tutorial. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
tu·​to·​ri·​al t(y)ü-ˈtōr-ē-əl How to pronounce tutorial (audio)
: of or relating to a tutor or a tutorial


2 of 2 noun
: a paper, book, film or computer program that gives practical information about a subject

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