in·​ter·​sen·​so·​ry ˌin-tər-ˈsen(t)-s(ə-)rē How to pronounce intersensory (audio)
: occurring between or involving two or more sensory systems
intersensory perception
intersensory integration of visual and tactile stimuli

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This effect might be due to a transient illusionary intersensory perceptual congruency of visual, tactile and pruriceptive signals. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 13 Oct. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intersensory was in 1929

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Cite this Entry

“Intersensory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​ter·​sen·​so·​ry ˌint-ər-ˈsen(t)s-(ə-)rē How to pronounce intersensory (audio)
: involving two or more sensory systems
intersensory factors in memory loss
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