mul·​ti·​sen·​so·​ry | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈsen(t)-sə-rē How to pronounce multisensory (audio) , -ˈsen(t)s-rē \

Definition of multisensory

: relating to or involving several physiological senses multisensory experiences

Examples of multisensory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, after countless moments of frustration, Isabelle is now able to access her schoolwork and scroll through YouTube on her own, all thanks to a fidget mouse — a tactile, multisensory device that resembles a toy. Ariana Taylor, Star Tribune, "This company reinvented the computer mouse, with good reason," 18 Oct. 2020 The multisensory experience of van Gogh will be just the first part of the technology's capabilities. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, "1st-in-the-U.S. show at Newfields will let you experience a painting with all your senses," 7 Oct. 2020 This fragrant salad is a multisensory experience—every bite is infused with a different combination of crispy shallots, juicy citrus, fresh herbs, and tender, grilled fish. Bon Appétit, "It Took a Pandemic for Chef Chanthy Yen to Open the Restaurant of His Dreams," 6 Oct. 2020 To enhance the experience to multisensory effect, consider pairing your acupressure session with candlelight, aromatherapy, and soothing sounds. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This Acupressure Mat Is the Secret to Soothing Sore Muscles—and Sleeping Better—During Quarantine," 12 Aug. 2020 Beyond its multisensory beauty, the Feria de las Flores presents an opportunity to absorb Medellín locals’ genuine warmth and pride. Jesse Scott, Condé Nast Traveler, "Inside Medellín’s Stunning Flower Festival," 6 Aug. 2020 But a lot of thought is required to artfully complement a film by adding multisensory elements. Melissa Powers, New York Times, "Watch Movies in 4DX and You’ll Get an Education in Filmmaking," 17 Jan. 2020 Not only do East and West mix in this world, but Loaëc and Kuroki have exploded the luxury lifestyle idea to be truly multisensory. Vogue, "Kitsuné Is Serving Up Parisian Cool at a New West Village Café," 8 Nov. 2019 These artists were translating their trauma into a strange new form of expression, an inscrutable, multisensory morass. Jillian Steinhauer, The New Republic, "The Art of the Unspeakable," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of multisensory

1912, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Multisensory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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