synthetic speech


noun Digital Technology.

computer-generated audio output that resembles human speech, produced by an electronic synthesizer operated by means of a keyboard.

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Origin of synthetic speech

First recorded in 1915–20 (for speech not generated by the vocal cords, as historically by a bellows-operated machine)
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Scientific definitions for synthetic speech

synthetic speech

Speech that is produced by an electronic synthesizer activated by a keyboard. People who are incapable of speech can communicate by means of synthetic speech.
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