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pic·to·ri·al

 (pĭk-tôr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Relating to, characterized by, or composed of pictures.
2. Represented as if in a picture: pictorial prose.
3. Illustrated by pictures: a pictorial history.
n.
An illustrated periodical.

[From Latin pictōrius, from pictor, painter; see Pictor.]

pic·to′ri·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
pic·to′ri·al·ly adv.

pictorial

(pɪkˈtɔːrɪəl)
adj
1. relating to, consisting of, or expressed by pictures
2. (Journalism & Publishing) (of books, newspapers, etc) containing pictures
3. (Art Terms) of or relating to painting or drawing
4. (of language, style, etc) suggesting a picture; vivid; graphic
n
(Journalism & Publishing)
a. a magazine, newspaper, etc, containing many pictures
b. (capital when part of a name): the Sunday Pictorial.
[C17: from Late Latin pictōrius, from Latin pictor painter, from pingere to paint]
picˈtorially adv

pic•to•ri•al

(pɪkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr i əl)

adj.
1. pertaining to, expressed in, or of the nature of a picture.
2. illustrated by or containing pictures: a pictorial history.
3. of or pertaining to the art of painting and drawing pictures, the pictures themselves, or their makers.
4. having or suggesting the visual appeal or imagery of a picture: a pictorial metaphor.
n.
5. a periodical in which pictures constitute an important feature.
6. a magazine feature that is primarily photographic.
[1640–50; < Latin pictōri(us) of painting (pic-, variant s. of pingere to paint + -tōrius -tory1) + -al1]
pic•to′ri•al•ize`, v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
pic•to′ri•al•ly, adv.

pictorial

- First meant "pertaining to a painter or painting," as it derives from Latin pictor, "painter."
See also related terms for painter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pictorial - a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures
periodical - a publication that appears at fixed intervals
Adj.1.pictorial - pertaining to or consisting of pictures; "pictorial perspective"; "pictorial records"
2.pictorial - evoking lifelike images within the mindpictorial - evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"
realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

pictorial

adjective graphic, striking, illustrated, vivid, picturesque, expressive, scenic, representational a pictorial history of the Special Air Service

pictorial

adjective
1. Of or relating to representation by drawings or pictures:
2. Described verbally in sharp and accurate detail:
Translations
تَصْويريمَليء بالصُّوَر
obrázkovýobrazový
illustreret
mynda-
vaizdinis
attēlu-bilžu-ilustrēts
obrázkovýobrazový
resimli

pictorial

[pɪkˈtɔːrɪəl]
A. ADJ (Art) → pictórico; [record, history] → gráfico; [magazine] → ilustrado
B. Nrevista f ilustrada

pictorial

[pɪkˈtɔːriəl] adjillustré(e)

pictorial

adj calendarbebildert; magazine alsoillustriert; impactbildlich; language, descriptionbildhaft; pictorial dictionaryBildwörterbuch nt; to keep a pictorial record of somethingetw im Bild festhalten
n (= magazine)Illustrierte f; (= stamp)Sondermarke f

pictorial

[pɪkˈtɔːrɪəl] adj (magazine) → illustrato/a; (representation) → pittoresco/a; (masterpiece) → di pittura
a pictorial record of one's travels → una serie di immagini in ricordo dei propri viaggi

pictorial

(pikˈtoːriəl) adjective
1. having many pictures. a pictorial magazine.
2. consisting of a picture or pictures. a pictorial map.
piˈctorially adverb
References in classic literature ?
It was a pictorial sheet, and Jo examined the work of art nearest her, idly wondering what fortuitous concatenation of circumstances needed the melodramatic illustration of an Indian in full war costume, tumbling over a precipice with a wolf at his throat, while two infuriated young gentlemen, with unnaturally small feet and big eyes, were stabbing each other close by, and a disheveled female was flying away in the background with her mouth wide open.
As a point of evidence that may be useful to Clifford, and also as a memorial valuable to myself,--for, Phoebe, there are hereditary reasons that connect me strangely with that man's fate,--I used the means at my disposal to preserve this pictorial record of Judge Pyncheon's death.
It may be that the primal source of all those pictorial delusions will be found among the oldest Hindoo, Egyptian, and Grecian sculptures.
There were others, which made incessant mention of "Jordan's banks," and "Canaan's fields," and the "New Jerusalem;" for the negro mind, impassioned and imaginative, always attaches itself to hymns and expressions of a vivid and pictorial nature; and, as they sung, some laughed, and some cried, and some clapped hands, or shook hands rejoicingly with each other, as if they had fairly gained the other side of the river.
Rebecca's visit to Milltown was all that her glowing fancy had painted it, except that recent readings about Rome and Venice disposed her to believe that those cities might have an advantage over Milltown in the matter of mere pictorial beauty.
Rochester's master-key, admitted us to the tapestried room, with its great bed and its pictorial cabinet.
His countenance thus triply hooped, as it were, with tattooing, always reminded me of those unhappy wretches whom I have sometimes observed gazing out sentimentally from behind the grated bars of a prison window; whilst the entire body of my savage valet, covered all over with representations of birds and fishes, and a variety of most unaccountable-looking creatures, suggested to me the idea of a pictorial museum of natural history, or an illustrated copy of 'Goldsmith's Animated Nature.
He had opened his oblong box, in order to feast his eyes on the pictorial treasure within.
Passion was there, but it could not be easily labelled; it slipped between love and hatred and jealousy, and all the furniture of the pictorial style.
The Age of Innocence first appeared in four large installments in The Pictorial Review, from July to October 1920.
His pictorial tastes were consulted, I observed, in their respective styles of wearing their hair, the Beauty daughter being in the classic manner, the Sentiment daughter luxuriant and flowing, and the Comedy daughter in the arch style, with a good deal of sprightly forehead, and vivacious little curls dotted about the corners of her eyes.
In the second place, my brother-in-law's face was so inveterately and completely ugly as to set every artifice of pictorial improvement at flat defiance.