picture : Common Errors in English

About picture

The pronunciation of “picture” as if it were “pitcher” is common in somedialects, but not standard. The first syllable should sound like “pick."

picture Meaning(s)

  • (n) a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
  • (n) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
  • (n) a clear and telling mental image
  • (n) a situation treated as an observable object
  • (n) illustrations used to decorate or explain a text
  • (n) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  • (n) the visible part of a television transmission
  • (n) a graphic or vivid verbal description
  • (n) a typical example of some state or quality
  • (n) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
  • (v) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • (v) show in, or as in, a picture

picture in News

  1. June 13: Picture the Weather with Dave

    Picture the Weather with Dave photos that aired June 13 on The News at Daybreak.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WTOC 11 Savannah

  2. Wendy's reportedly probes picture showing employee with mouth on ice cream machine

    Weeks after a picture of a Taco Bell employee licking a stack of hard-shell tacos went viral, a new picture surfaced online that appears to show a worker at Wendy's eating ice cream directly from a store machine's nozzle.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Fox News

  3. ‘A Picture of Autumn’ at Mint Theater

    A Picture of Autumn Paul Niebanck and Barbara Eda-Young in this play by N. C. Hunter, directed by Gus Kaikkonen at the Mint Theater.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New York Times

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