[n] the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"
imagination - (5 syllables), imaging - (3 syllables), mental imagery - (5 syllables)
chimaera, chimera, dream, dreaming, envisioning, evocation, make-believe, mind's eye, picturing, pretence, pretense, representational process, vision
\Im"age*ry\, n. [OE. imagerie, F. imagerie.]
1. The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass. ``Painted imagery.'' --Shak. In those oratories might you see Rich carvings, portraitures, and imagery. --Dryden.
2. Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance. What can thy imagery of sorrow mean? --Prior.
3. The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms. The imagery of a melancholic fancy. --Atterbury.
4. Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse. I wish there may be in this poem any instance of good imagery. --Dryden.