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Meaning of PICTORIAL

Pronunciation:  pik'towreeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures
  2. [adj]  illustrated with pictures; "a pictorial history"
  3. [adj]  evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"
  4. [adj]  pertaining to or consisting of pictures; "pictorial perspective"; "pictorial records"

PICTORIAL is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: graphic, illustrated, lifelike, pictural, realistic, vivid
 See Also: periodical



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pic*to"ri*al\, a. [L. pictorius, fr. pictor a
painter, fr. pingere to paint. See {Paint}.]
Of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures;
forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a
picture; as, a pictorial dictionary; a pictorial imagination.
``Pictorial rhetoric.'' --Ruskin. -- {Pic*to"ri*al*ly}, adv.

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