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Definition of "mental image" [mental image]

  • An iconic mental representation (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "mental image" in a sentence
  • "Something about the mental image struck me as mythic: a wolf-Prometheus bound to a rock?"
  • "So why is my first mental image of a basketball game a moment from game four of a Celtics-Lakers championship series I saw on CBS in 1984?"
  • "What he relishes in Dante, is the vice-like tenacity with which he holds a mental image before the eyes, as if it were a scutcheon painted on a shield."