Imagery is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand imagery (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use imagery in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of imagery, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of imagery, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the ability to form mental images of things or events
EXAMPLES - Imagery in a Sentence
- That having been said, the imagery is great. tigerlily Says: (source)
- What a bunch of lies and crap that thing was just in imagery alone. (source)
- Thus Brampenrich shows us, with his supreme word imagery, what really happened. (source)
- The imagery is amazing, the story is brilliant, and the characters are fascinating. (source)
- My inspirations reflect the fact that certain fundamental imagery is common to all Manga. (source)
- I was really interested to hear that similar language and imagery is used in various stories. (source)
- His power lay in his wonderful word imagery, and his intricately constructed verbal arabesques. (source)
- And then what I call imagery exercises at the same time, thinking about something that calms you. (source)
- The imagery was a little hokey, but the voiceover did a good job of building emotion in proper sync. (source)
- Take a look at this imagery, which is developed using laser technology, as well as high resolution imagery. (source)
- They know they are lonely together, even when conjoined, and that this imagery is a big part of that loneliness. (source)
- In the hymns to the Hindu deities, the imagery, which is derived chiefly from Eastern sources, is novel and attractive. (source)
- "I just find it disgusting that this kind of imagery is being used to attack the only way to get to universal coverage." (source)
- MILES O'BRIEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Aaron, we're actually taking a look at some satellite imagery, which is rather dramatic. (source)
- There is a teacher there of what is now known as imagery [imaginologia], imagi ... what is it, I have already forgotten it. (source)
- Some of the imagery is rather grotesque, and the need to give non-Carrollian bizarre names to everything was creativity run amok. (source)
- I suppose the imagery is a bit of a reaction against a lot of very safe, middle of the road folk music that is around at the moment. (source)
- Well, although this imagery is a little over the top, these concepts are working against are communities in terms of waste management. (source)
- This marriage imagery is but an extension of that used to describe the relationship between God and his people as depicted in the Bible (p 338). (source)
- The commercial satellite imagery is coded with geographic metadata that enables IHS Jane's to garner several accurate measurements of the Simorgh. (source)
- The six-storey Imax screen and stadium-quality sound made a bigger impression on me than the 3-D imagery, which is more of a gimmick than anything else. (source)
- The juxtaposition of death against the aesthetics of comic imagery is striking, almost as much as the multiplicity of presentations of Dunnett's own self. (source)
- The vividness of Ford's imagery is terrific and while I've bandied around the term "emotional resonance" more than a few times now, that's also the case here. (source)
- The Beatles, with their odd chords and joyful harmonies, were great, but what was "She Loves You" compared to the long-stemmed word imagery in "Chimes of Freedom"? (source)
- Neisser developed the notion of imagery as perceptual readiness or anticipation into a theory of imagery explicitly opposed to both the picture and description theories (source)
- And I don't think that we can give enough credence to that because there are a lot of people who are suggesting that we're giving short shrift to the idea of imagery here. (source)
- I felt like that name kind of, although it doesn't really mean anything in English, I suppose, it does conjure up a lot of imagery, which is similar to the kind of work I make. (source)
- The camera mounted on the mini - helicopter would provide much more detail than satellite imagery, which is typically used for surveying wide-scale issues such as drought, he said this week. (source)
- In his farewell address to these disciples he quoted verses and used imagery from the Hebrew Bible, the Gospel of Matthew and the Quran, and he sent one of his disciples to the peoples of India. (source)
- There are actually some cases that I have, of patients, who did hypnosis or guided imagery, that is a mind-body therapy, while doing chemotherapy, and as a result of that were able to not lose their hair. (source)
- Nevertheless, preaching, he must choose for himself a gentler sort of gospel than the lurid, flaming fires delighted in and set forth with all the cunning of word imagery, by every Parson Wheeler of his line. (source)
- But I knew this trick that they have of reviling those they respect most, in banter, of their love of irony and formal imagery, which is strong in Pushtu and even stronger in Persian, the loveliest of all languages. (source)
- The imagery is a simple, portable, user-friendly and non-threatening group of audio downloads - an intervention that stays the same each time it's used and can even go back to Iraq with the user on his or her MP3 player. (source)
- The first installation will be Live Channel, which will have a place and time world map with cloud imagery, which is provided in participation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center. (source)
- Even imagery is quite akin with Hindu gods and characters resmbeling blue skinned Lord Vishnu and his vehicle Garuna a bird with immense capabilities, tailed warriors reminding the army of lord Rama (an Avatar of Vishnu) and so on so forh! (source)
- But, though Shakespeare largely uses all the other figures of speech, I shall draw most of what I have to say of his style in this respect, under the two heads of Simile and Metaphor, since all that can properly be called imagery is resolvable into these. (source)
- And so if he wanted to make the case that there were weapons of mass destruction, there was nothing to disprove it because he controlled not only the collection mechanisms, but the analysis of the imagery, which is a sea change from the way it used to be prior to 1996. (source)
- The bleak, cloudy 'King of Pain' - a darker companion piece to 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' - arguably weighs in as the album's most carefully crafted track, showcasing some of Sting's best word imagery to date ( "There's a black hat caught in a high tree top/That's my soul up there"). (source)
- In judging betwixt these celebrated passages, we feel almost afraid to avow a preference of Dryden, founded partly upon the easy flow of the verse, which seems to soften with the subject, but chiefly upon the beauty of the language and imagery, which is flowery without diffusiveness, and rapturous without hyperbole. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 46.0, which suggests that "imagery" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 3 synonyms for imagery.
mental images, representation, symbolism
We have 0 antonyms for imagery.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of imagery from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects.
- (noun) Imitation work.
- (noun) Images in general, or en masse.
- (noun) Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
- (noun) The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
- (noun) Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
- (noun) The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
- (noun) Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Representation in an image or by images; formation of images by art; also, images collectively.
- (noun) A type or general likeness; similitude.
- (noun) Descriptive representation; exhibition of ideal images to the mind; figurative illustration.
- (noun) Mental representation; formation of images in the mind; fanciful or fantastic imagination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the ability to form mental images of things or events