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imagery

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noun im·ag·ery \ˈi-mij-rē, -mi-jə-\

Simple Definition of imagery

  • : pictures or photographs

  • : language that causes people to imagine pictures in their mind

  • : pictures of people or things in a work of art

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of imagery

plural

imageries

  1. 1 a :  the product of image makers :  images; also :  the art of making images b :  pictures produced by an imaging system

  2. 2 :  figurative language

  3. 3 :  mental images; especially :  the products of imagination

Examples of imagery in a sentence

  1. The book contains a great deal of sexual imagery.

  2. The movie was full of biblical imagery.



14th Century

First Known Use of imagery

14th century

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IMAGERY Defined for Kids

imagery

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noun im·ag·ery \ˈi-mij-rē, -mi-jə-\

Definition of imagery for Students

  1. :  pictures or photographs of something <satellite imagery>




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imagery

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noun im·ag·ery \ˈim-ij-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of imagery

plural

imageries

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




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