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Definition of "pictorial" []

  • Relating to, characterized by, or composed of pictures. (adjective)
  • Represented as if in a picture: pictorial prose. (adjective)
  • Illustrated by pictures: a pictorial history. (adjective)
  • An illustrated periodical. (noun)
  • Relating to, consisting of, or expressed by pictures (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of books, newspapers, etc) containing pictures (adjective)
  • Of or relating to painting or drawing (adjective)
  • (of language, style, etc) suggesting a picture; vivid; graphic (adjective)
  • A magazine, newspaper, etc, containing many pictures (noun)
  • (capital when part of a name) (noun)

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Use "pictorial" in a sentence
  • "Hugh Hefner himself says “No! No!” when asked about a Kate Gosselin pictorial, so I guess the Playboy rejection means one less paycheck for the hard-working reality mom."
  • "POC communities exist only in pictorial books in Exclusive Books stores"
  • "This is very appealing to me: as autochtonous revolutions in Japanese pictorial signifying precede the entire rise of Japanese superengineering mythology."