Word Meanings Through Pictures
One Simple Trick You Can Use to Remember Words
From a young age, we learn to associate pictures with word meanings.
The same strategy is useful for learning a new language, or broadening your English vocabulary. In a period of 12 months, over twenty-seven thousand Google users searched for "English picture." And that was just in the US.
Combining an image or a photo with the definition of a word satisfies visual learning. It also applies the picture superiority effect – fancy wording for the phenomenon that images are more memorable than text.
Okay, pictures, you won this one – you're flashy and colorful and everybody wants you.
For years, I've been using word pictures myself for remembering definitions. Often I stumble upon words that don't have an available picture definition. Since words are like my valentines every day of the year, I thought I'd contribute to the cause.
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