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Definition of "imagery" []

  • A set of mental pictures or images. (noun)
  • The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas. (noun)
  • The use of expressive or evocative images in art, literature, or music. (noun)
  • A group or body of related images, as in a painting or poem. (noun)
  • Representative images, particularly statues or icons. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "imagery" in a sentence
  • "Although such studies are still vastly outnumbered by studies of visual imagery, ˜imagery™ has become the generally accepted term amongst cognitive scientists for quasi-perceptual experience in any sense mode (or any combination of sense modes)."
  • "The change in imagery is significant, in that the Old"
  • "They know they are lonely together, even when conjoined, and that this imagery is a big part of that loneliness."