Origin of pictorial
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
- 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.