Definition of editorial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌedəˈtôrēəl/


1Relating to the commissioning or preparing of material for publication: a pillar of scholarly publishing and editorial excellence
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  • Why is the assessment of editorial excellence as murky as critical judgment of poetry, chamber music or architecture?
  • He had also hired a fresh team of senior editorial executives, nearly all of whom were still there eight years later.
  • The award is the result of collaboration between the editorial staff of Euromoney publications and consultants from major accounting and financial services firms.
1.1Relating to the part of a newspaper or magazine that contains news, information, or comment as opposed to advertising.
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  • But newspapers have NO right to lie to their readers and pass off advertising as editorial news or comment.
  • This is the 10th consecutive month the index has shown growth in manufacturing, yet this report received scant mention in the nightly news or on the editorial pages of the major newspapers.
  • The tour had received quite a fair amount of free advertising on the editorial pages.


1A newspaper article written by or on behalf of an editor that gives an opinion on a topical issue.
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  • The newspaper in its editorials also criticised the Japanese invaders.
  • Countless newspaper editorials have accused it of torpedoing local businesses.
  • This vendetta was so absurd that many mainstream newspapers ran editorials in our defense.
1.1The parts of a newspaper or magazine that are not advertising.
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  • Same goes for magazine editorial and advertising.
  • During the last century the Evening Press evolved from an inky journal without editorial on the front page into a modern, colourful newspaper packed with photographs and graphics.
  • The ratio of editorial to advertising in Ireland will be similar to the other magazines - two-thirds editorial.



Pronunciation: /ˌedəˈtôrēələst/
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  • Newspaper reporters, editorialists, letter writers and popular authors used the Ruth Snyder case to argue that women in the 1920s were threatening patriarchal centers of power, namely the family and state.
  • Lastly, the discussion over individual quotas has thus far been confined to academic circles, government officials, those who speak on behalf of the fishing industry, and certain newspaper columnists and editorialists.
  • By contrast, several newspaper editorialists and columnists criticized the government for acting precipitously.


Pronunciation: /ˌedəˈtôrēəlē/
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  • Web users will still find the same commitment to impartial, authoritative and editorially independent journalism they expect from the BBC.
  • I thought a reporter should respond to data where available rather than counterattack editorially.
  • So you were helping guide the magazine not only to the business end as publisher but also in some ways editorially as well.

Words that rhyme with editorial

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Syllabification: ed·i·to·ri·al

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