aftertouch

noun
af·​ter·​touch | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌtəch \

Definition of aftertouch

: the sensation of pressure persisting for a time after actual pressure has ceased

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First Known Use of aftertouch

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aftertouch

after- + touch entry 2

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“Aftertouch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aftertouch. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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