[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 pictorially
She remembered now what she had heard, and she remembered it pictorially.The Secret Agent
You will really, pictorially, make the little woman whom I love.The Letters of Charles Dickens
Pictorially they are nearly always failures, and often ludicrously so.Printers' Marks
Pictorially thus the isochromatic plate has something to recommend it.
Pictorially three strawberry leaves and two pearls are shown.English Heraldic Book-stamps
- 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
Word Origin and History for pictorially
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