Definition of phanopoeia in English:

phanopoeia

noun

Literature
  • The use of words in poetry to suggest visual images.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Ezra Pound (1885–1972), poet. From ancient Greek ϕανός light, bright, contracted from ϕαεινός (from ϕάος light + an extended form of the Indo-European base of -νος, suffix forming nouns) + -poeia, after melopoeia.

Pronunciation

phanopoeia

/ˌfanə(ʊ)ˈpiːə/