[ sin-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌsɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
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OTHER WORDS FROM synesthesiasyn·es·thete [sin-uhs-theet], /ˈsɪn əsˌθit/, nounsyn·es·thet·ic [sin-uhs-thet-ik], /ˌsɪn əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjectivenon·syn·es·thet·ic, adjective
Words nearby synesthesia
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Example sentences from the Web for synesthesia
Her first book, about synesthesia, titled Tasting the Universe, will be out in March 2011 from New Page Books.
British Dictionary definitions for synesthesia
/ (ˌsɪniːsˈθiːzɪə) /
the usual US spelling of synaesthesia
Derived forms of synesthesiasynesthetic (ˌsɪniːsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for synesthesia
[ sĭn′ĭs-thē′zhə ]
A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.
A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus that is applied to another, as in referred pain.
Other words from synesthesiasyn′es•thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
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