Definition of textual in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈteksCHo͞oəl/


Relating to a text or texts: textual analysis
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  • Still, one needs to be able to identify in some way with the text, and the textual entity that is its author.
  • Header text and other textual elements should appear the same throughout the site as well.
  • White is careful not to allow performance studies to overwhelm textual approaches to Renaissance drama.



Pronunciation: /ˈtek(st)SH(o͞o)əlē/
Example sentences
  • A textually corrupt quarto of Pericles appeared in 1609 and was reprinted five times; the play was omitted from the first folio of 1623, but was included in the second issue of the third Folio of 1664.
  • Mullen's idea of this kind of hybrid poetry is that there are different registers of language, cultures - high and low - spliced and interlaced together textually.
  • Given the play in question, and the period, a corollary statement might be that Smith's project was the most textually complex Shakespeare edition imagined up to that point.


Late Middle English: from medieval Latin textualis, from Latin textus (see text).

Words that rhyme with textual

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