[rep-er-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, ree-pawr-, -pohr-, -per-]


of or relating to a reporter.
of, noting, or characteristic of a report: His lecture was more reportorial than analytical.

Origin of reportorial

1855–60, Americanism; report(er) + -orial, by analogy with pairs such as tutor, tutorial
Related formsrep·or·to·ri·al·ly, adverbun·rep·or·to·ri·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reportorial

Contemporary Examples of reportorial

Historical Examples of reportorial

  • Of course, I did not care to develop his reportorial instinct after this display.

    Child and Country

    Will Levington Comfort

  • Aside from reportorial talent, Pinckney had a taste for detective work.

    The Mark of Cain

    Carolyn Wells

  • The word which had awakened the reportorial sense in him was "counterfeit."

  • In all this Daniel might have said “We,” but reportorial modesty forbade.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

  • After all, in spite of Peter's ignorance of babies he did have a reportorial eye.

    The Boy Grew Older

    Heywood Broun

British Dictionary definitions for reportorial



mainly US of or relating to a newspaper reporter
Derived Formsreportorially, adverb

Word Origin for reportorial

C20: from reporter, influenced by editorial
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Word Origin and History for reportorial

irregular formation, 1852, American English, from Latinized form of reporter + -ial.

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