Definition of visual in English:

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visual

Pronunciation: /ˈvɪʒ(j)ʊəl/
/ˈvɪzjʊəl/

adjective

Relating to seeing or sight: visual perception
More example sentences
  • It is a very successful way to convert an ordinary shot into one with a lot of visual appeal.
  • Experiments in visual perception have shown that the mind has a great influence on what we see.
  • However, Plato's distrust of sensory perception led him to reject the visual arts.
Synonyms
optical, seeing, optic, ocular, eye;
vision, sight
visible, perceptible, perceivable, seeable, to be seen, discernible

noun

(usually visuals)
A picture, piece of film, or display used to illustrate or accompany something: the music should fit the visuals colour visuals of today’s models
More example sentences
  • On the technical side, the film has slick visuals and an impressive montage at the beginning.
  • The film has also visuals of a leading gold jewellery showroom in the State.
  • The visuals are all extremely cartoonish, a style that works best for such a parody.

Derivatives

visuality

Pronunciation: /vɪʒ(j)ʊˈalɪti/ /vɪzjʊˈalɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Each demonstrates the ways a book makes an aesthetic experience of space, an experience registered against the long history of thematic links between modern visuality and the city.
  • Visual studies has to think through the ways of thinking about what visuality is - not just to look around at the endless proliferation of images and artifacts.
  • In the introduction the reader is presented with the dual concepts of Aura and Icon as reference points in the journey to mapping Mouride visuality.

Origin

Late Middle English (originally describing a beam imagined to proceed from the eye and make vision possible): from late Latin visualis, from Latin visus 'sight', from videre 'to see'. The current noun sense dates from the 1950s.

Words that rhyme with visual

audio-visual, televisual
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