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synthetic speech

[ sin-thet-ik speech ]
/ sɪnˈθɛt ɪk ˈspitʃ /
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noun Digital Technology.
computer-generated audio output that resembles human speech, such as the audio generated by screen readers and other text-to-speech software, by virtual assistants and GPS apps, and by assistive technologies that create synthetic speech to vocalize for people with certain disabilities or serious speech impairment.
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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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