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The synonyms of “Imagery” are: imagination, imaging, image, metaphor, simile, trope, figure of speech
Imagery as a Noun
Definitions of "Imagery" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “imagery” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- The ability to form mental images of things or events.
- Visual images collectively.
- Visual symbolism.
- Visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
Synonyms of "Imagery" as a noun (7 Words)
|figure of speech||A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating.|
|image||Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.|
Her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate.
|imagination||The formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses.|
She d never been blessed with a vivid imagination.
|imaging||The ability to form mental images of things or events.|
Cutting edge imaging technologies.
|metaphor||A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else.|
When we speak of gene maps and gene mapping we use a cartographic metaphor.
|simile||The use of similes as a method of comparison.|
His audacious deployment of simile and metaphor.
|trope||A figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression.|
She uses the Eucharist as a pictorial trope.
Usage Examples of "Imagery" as a noun
- Tennyson uses imagery to create a lyrical emotion.
- The film's religious imagery.
- The impact of computer-generated imagery on contemporary art.
Associations of "Imagery" (30 Words)
|archetypal||Recurrent as a symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology.|
|chimera||A cartilaginous marine fish with a long tail, an erect spine before the first dorsal fin, and typically a forward projection from the snout.|
The economic sovereignty you claim to defend is a chimera.
|conceivable||Capable of being imagined or grasped mentally.|
The body was photographed from every conceivable angle.
|conceive||Create (an embryo) by fertilizing an egg.|
My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day.
|creative||A person whose job involves creative work.|
Change unleashes people s creative energy.
|drawing||The art or activity of making drawings.|
She took lessons in drawing.
|dreamland||A pleasing country existing only in dreams or imagination.|
A digital dreamland where you ll pay bills with a click of the mouse.
|eidetic||Of visual imagery of almost photographic accuracy.|
An eidetic memory.
|envisage||Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.|
The Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers.
|envision||Picture to oneself; imagine possible.|
I cannot envision him as President.
|fanciful||Not based on fact; existing only in the imagination.|
A fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers.
|fantasy||Denoting a competition or league in which participants select imaginary teams from among the players in a real sports league and score points according to the actual performance of their players.|
Look at their dedication to fantasy leagues and the enormous minutiae of the stats they memorize.
|faun||One of a class of lustful rural gods, represented as a man with a goat’s horns, ears, legs, and tail.|
|hypothetical||A hypothetical proposition or statement.|
Officials refuse to discuss military policy except in coy hypotheticals.
|ideational||Relating to the formation of ideas or concepts.|
Policy has been shaped by both material and ideational factors.
|image||Make an exact copy of (a computer’s hard disk.|
The hard disk drive should be imaged using a specialized bitstream backup product.
|imaginary||A number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1.|
Chris had imaginary conversations with her.
|imagine||Expect, believe, or suppose.|
After Ned died everyone imagined that Mabel would move away.
|improbably||Not easy to believe.|
A barbecue lunch including improbably a jar of caviar each.
|metaphor||A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.|
Her poetry depends on suggestion and metaphor.
|picture||Show in or as in a picture.|
He described his mental picture of his assailant.
|scenario||An outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work.|
A possible scenario is that he was attacked after opening the front door.
|supposedly||Believed or reputed to be the case.|
There were rumours of a rift between him and his colleagues supposedly because they were jealous of his relationship with the Duchess.
|surreal||Having the qualities of surrealism bizarre.|
The incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature.
|symbolism||Symbolic meaning attributed to natural objects or facts.|
He has always believed in the importance of symbolism in garden art.
She enjoyed hearing others tell their tales.
|trope||A significant or recurrent theme; a motif.|
Perhaps it is a mistake to use tropes and parallels in this eminently unpoetic age.
|visionary||Existing only in a vision or in the imagination.|
Visionary schemes for getting rich.
|visual||Relating to seeing or sight.|
The music should fit the visuals.
|visualize||Form a mental image of; imagine.|
The DNA was visualized by staining with ethidium bromide.