Meaning of directorial in English:


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  • 1Relating to a person who supervises the actors and other staff in a film, play, or similar production.

    ‘his big-screen directorial debut’
    • ‘his directorial style is casual and unhurried’
    • ‘Maybe next time he can apply his keen directorial eye to a more developed story.’
    • ‘His most recent directorial work was on US television's Band of Brothers (2001).’
    • ‘The director is not a notable one - in fact, this is his only major directorial effort.’
    • ‘The film is nearly flawless from a cinematic and directorial perspective, with gorgeous scenery, sets, and production design.’
    • ‘He remains one of the most influential directorial figures of the kung fu cinema.’
    • ‘His latest directorial venture, Imaginary Invalid, bears testimony to this thinking.’
    • ‘While the plot is incredibly obvious I thought there were some really nice directorial touches.’
    • ‘As with the Farrellys ' previous directorial outings, the plot is the least important aspect of the proceedings.’
    • ‘One of his other major directorial traits has been his teriffic use of editing.’
    • ‘It is largely because of his deft directorial abilities and light writing touch that the movie succeeds.’
    1. 1.1Relating to a person who is in charge of a department or organization.
      ‘Matthews served in a variety of directorial positions’
      • ‘directorial duties’
      • ‘The station's directorial board certainly looks impressive and includes a broadcaster, a restaurateur, and a judge.’
      • ‘Among the top FTSE 100 companies, women occupied just 69 of 1178 directorial appointments.’
      • ‘A typical dotcom company's rapid growth rate demands a turnover of directorial authority to people better equipped than the visionary founder to help the company grow.’
      • ‘Over the next 50 years, from a series of curatorial and directorial posts, he built up holdings in the area of medieval and Renaissance sculpture.’
      • ‘He had directorial responsibility for three major new Bank of England buildings, including the New Change office block at the top of Cheapside.’
      • ‘He said that, in line with their directorial responsibilities, it was now their legal responsibility not to incur any more expenses on behalf of the company.’
      • ‘Proving his directorial skills, he speaks of it becoming an ideal place to do business with a "unique high quality environment".’
      • ‘He is a private consultant and also maintains his directorial position with a biopharmaceutical development company.’
      • ‘It's a pity the Ministry of Art hasn't forced Artspace to employ new curatorial / directorial staff.’
      • ‘The recent directorial changes in many tech companies recognise this situation.’



/ˌdʌɪrɛkˈtɔːrɪəl/ /dɪˌrɛkˈtɔːrɪəl/