- an electronic device that synthesizes speech.
Origin of vocoder
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for vocoder
He barely lets his voice be heard without distorting it with a vocoder, adding to the eerie, robot-cold feel of it all.Kanye's Heartbreak
December 2, 2008
Making a vocoder to reproduce that speech is going to be fun.Naudsonce
H. Beam Piper
Mike switched off the vocoder, flipped his intercom to the temporary galley in the morgue, and ordered two breakfasts readied.
As the second set of drawings neared completion, Ishie glanced at the clock, then turned to the Cow's vocoder.
- music a type of synthesizer that uses the human voice as an oscillator