synaesthesis

noun syn·aes·the·sis \ ˌsinə̇sˈthēsə̇s \

Definition of synaesthesis

plural -es
:harmony of different or opposing impulses produced by a work of art
  • synaesthesis of thought and feeling in philosophical poetry
  • synaesthesis of anxiety and calmness in a tragedy
— compare synesthesia

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Origin and Etymology of synaesthesis

Greek synaisthēsis joint sensation, joint perception, from the stem of synaisthanesthai to perceive simultaneously, to share in perception (from syn- + aisthanesthai to perceive) + -sis


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