Definition of synesthesia
1 : a concomitant sensation; especially : a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated
2 : the condition marked by the experience of such sensations
synestheticplay \-ˈthe-tik\ adjective
Recent Examples of synesthesia from the Web
A sort of cyber-synesthesia characterizes modern communication, and this will only get more complex with time.
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Origin and Etymology of synesthesia
New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia)
First Known Use: circa 1891See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of synesthesia
: a concomitant sensation and especially a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated; also : the condition marked by the experience of such sensations
synestheticor chiefly British
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