[ pik-tawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -tohr- ]
/ pɪkˈtɔr i əˌlaɪz, -ˈtoʊr- /

verb (used with object), pic·to·ri·al·ized, pic·to·ri·al·iz·ing.

to make pictorial; illustrate or represent with or as if with pictures.

Nearby words

  1. pictography,
  2. pictor,
  3. pictores,
  4. pictorial,
  5. pictorialism,
  6. pictorially,
  7. picts,
  8. picturable,
  9. picture,
  10. picture book

Also especially British, pic·to·ri·al·ise.

Origin of pictorialize

First recorded in 1865–70; pictorial + -ize

Related formspic·to·ri·al·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·pic·to·ri·al·ize, verb, o·ver·pic·to·ri·al·ized, o·ver·pic·to·ri·al·iz·ing.un·pic·to·ri·al·ize, verb (used with object), un·pic·to·ri·al·ized, un·pic·to·ri·al·iz·ing.

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