semipictorial

pictorial

[pik-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-ee-uhl]
adjective
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: the pictorial masterpieces of the Renaissance.
4.
having or suggesting the visual appeal or imagery of a picture: a pictorial metaphor.
noun
5.
a periodical in which pictures constitute an important feature.
6.
a magazine feature that is primarily photographic.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin pictōri(us) of painting (pic-, variant stem of pingere to paint + -tōrius -tory1) + -al1

pictorially, adverb
pictorialness, noun
nonpictorial, adjective
nonpictorially, adverb
semipictorial, adjective
semipictorially, adverb
unpictorial, adjective
unpictorially, adverb


4. picturesque, vivid, striking, telling.
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pictorial (pɪkˈtɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
1.  relating to, consisting of, or expressed by pictures
2.  (of books, newspapers, etc) containing pictures
3.  of or relating to painting or drawing
4.  (of language, style, etc) suggesting a picture; vivid; graphic
 
n
5.  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]
 
pic'torially
 
adv

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pictorial
1646, from L. pictorius "of a painter," from L. pictor "painter," from pp. stem of pingere "to make pictures" (see paint). The noun meaning "journal in which pictures are the main feature" is first recorded 1844.
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