Origin of pictorial
Examples from the Web for pictorially
You will really, pictorially, make the little woman whom I love.The Letters of Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens
Pictorially, the general aspect of New York is such that the mind speedily takes refuge in insensitiveness.
Henry would never accept anything that was not right theatrically as well as pictorially beautiful.The Story of My Life|Ellen Terry
It was originally selected as pictorially exhibiting the innocent character of the Manx Islanders.
A few punning devices occur among the early English printers, but they are not always clever or pictorially successful.Printers' Marks|William Roberts
- a magazine, newspaper, etc, containing many pictures
- (capital when part of a name)the Sunday Pictorial
Word Origin for pictorial
1640s, from Latin pictorius "of a painter," from pictor "painter," from past participle stem of pingere "to make pictures" (see paint (v.)) + -al (1). The noun meaning "journal in which pictures are the main feature" is first recorded 1844. Related: Pictorially.