[pik-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-ee-uh l]
- pertaining to, expressed in, or of the nature of a picture.
- illustrated by or containing pictures: a pictorial history.
- of or relating to the art of painting and drawing pictures, the pictures themselves, or their makers: the pictorial masterpieces of the Renaissance.
- having or suggesting the visual appeal or imagery of a picture: a pictorial metaphor.
- a periodical in which pictures constitute an important feature.
- a magazine feature that is primarily photographic.
Origin of pictorial
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4. picturesque, vivid, striking, telling.
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Examples from the Web for pictorials
The four walls covered with cuts and engravings sheared from weekly pictorials and recklessly taken from parlor table books.Around The Tea-Table
T. De Witt Talmage
- relating to, consisting of, or expressed by pictures
- (of books, newspapers, etc) containing pictures
- of or relating to painting or drawing
- (of language, style, etc) suggesting a picture; vivid; graphic
- a magazine, newspaper, etc, containing many pictures
- (capital when part of a name)the Sunday Pictorial
C17: from Late Latin pictōrius, from Latin pictor painter, from pingere to paint
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Word Origin and History for pictorials
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