imagery

noun im·ag·ery \ ˈi-mij-rē , -mi-jə- \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of imagery

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

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First Known Use of imagery

14th century

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IMAGERY Defined for English Language Learners

imagery

noun

Definition of imagery for English Language Learners

  • : pictures or photographs

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

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


IMAGERY Defined for Kids

imagery

noun im·ag·ery \ ˈi-mij-rē , -mi-jə- \

Definition of imagery for Students

: pictures or photographs of something
  • satellite imagery

Medical Dictionary

imagery

noun im·ag·ery \ ˈim-ij-(ə-)rē \

medical Definition of imagery

plural imageries
: mental images
  • eidetic imagery
; especially : the products of imagination
  • psychotic imagery


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