Adjective "visual" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to seeing or sight.
  1. 'There are a couple of visual effects that are stunning and the pacing is just brilliant.'
  2. 'Such visual adverts seek to mobilise hopes which their very existence has helped extinguish.'
  3. 'Monogram and AMT produced some of the best visual celebrations of hot rod culture.'
  4. 'Her training in visual arts enables her to create her scenes as though each image is to be framed.'
  5. 'Taken together, these elements add up to a beautiful visual blend of the old and the new.'
  6. 'Other blunders interfere more with the visual integrity of the building than its structure.'
  7. 'When only the first two rows of an eye chart are read it is called moderate visual impairment.'
  8. 'You have to generate visual energy, emotions and memories with inert, dead materials.'
  9. 'They also point to the historical inclusion of visual arts in the festival.'
  10. 'Indeed water in all its diverse forms has been mainly responsible for the visual feast that lies ahead.'


A picture, piece of film, or display used to illustrate or accompany something.
  1. 'colour visuals of today's models'
  2. 'Getting the visuals of the songs of the films produced four decades back was no mean task.'
  3. 'What a great original use of a concept that brings the reader such visuals from your writing.'
  4. 'With a film so preoccupied with tone, style and visuals the lead performances are all the more important.'
  5. 'Lots of anime looks great when you see small visuals on Blog pages.'
  6. 'With some fabulous visuals thrown into the mix there's a lot to like about this game.'
  7. 'Anyway, the visuals were beautiful and the flight scenes were amazing.'
  8. 'Every so often, director Bille Eltringham has a psychedelic fit and the visuals go arty.'
  9. 'No dialogue, no indication of the plot, just amazing visuals and music.'
  10. 'Anybody that thinks that a rock band offers better visuals might want to revert to using candles instead of lightbulbs.'
  11. 'If the audience gets the visuals and something beyond that, that will be cool.'


1. of or relating to seeing or sight: a visual image.

2. used in seeing: the visual sense.

3. optical.

4. perceptible by the sense of sight; visible: a visual beauty.

5. perceptible by the mind; of the nature of a mental vision: a visual impression captured in a line of verse. noun

6. Usually, visuals. the picture elements, as distinguished from the sound elements, in films, television, etc. photographs, slides, films, charts, or other visual materials, especially as

More examples(as adjective)

"arts can be visual."

"fields can be visual."

"cortexs can be visual."

"systems can be visual."

"images can be visual."

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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.