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  1. an electronic device that synthesizes speech.
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Origin of vocoder

First recorded in 1935–40
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  • Making a vocoder to reproduce that speech is going to be fun.


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for vocoder


  1. music a type of synthesizer that uses the human voice as an oscillator
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