Simple Definition of subliminal
: relating to things that influence your mind in a way that you do not notice
Full Definition of subliminal
1 : inadequate to produce a sensation or a perception
2 : existing or functioning below the threshold of consciousness <the subliminal mind> <subliminal advertising>
Examples of subliminal
The studio denied the existence of subliminal messages in the movie.
I am skeptical that subliminal advertising actually works.
Origin of subliminal
sub- + Latin limin-, limen threshold
First Known Use: 1886
Rhymes with subliminal
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