[ sin-is-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌsɪn ɪsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /


Related forms

syn·aes·thet·ic [sin-is-thet-ik] /ˌsɪn ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for synaesthetic


US synesthesia

/ (ˌsɪniːsˈθiːzɪə) /


physiol a sensation experienced in a part of the body other than the part stimulated
psychol the subjective sensation of a sense other than the one being stimulated. For example, a sound may evoke sensations of colour

Derived Forms

synaesthetic or US synesthetic (ˌsɪniːsˈθɛtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for synaesthesia

from New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia, from Greek aisthēsis sensation
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