noun \ˈi-mij-rē, -mi-jə-\

: pictures or photographs

: language that causes people to imagine pictures in their mind

: pictures of people or things in a work of art

plural im·ag·er·ies

Full Definition of IMAGERY

a :  the product of image makers :  images; also :  the art of making images
b :  pictures produced by an imaging system
:  figurative language
:  mental images; especially :  the products of imagination

Examples of IMAGERY

  1. The book contains a great deal of sexual imagery.
  2. The movie was full of biblical imagery.

First Known Use of IMAGERY

14th century

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato


noun \ˈim-ij-(ə-)rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural im·ag·eries

Medical Definition of IMAGERY

: mental images <eidetic imagery>; especially : the products of imagination <psychotic imagery>


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