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[sin-is-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌsɪn ɪsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
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[sin-is-thet-ik] /ˌsɪn ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • It's got more to do with synaesthesia and a special relationship with colours because of it.
British Dictionary definitions for synaesthesia


(physiol) a sensation experienced in a part of the body other than the part stimulated
(psychol) the subjective sensation of a sense other than the one being stimulated. For example, a sound may evoke sensations of colour
Derived Forms
synaesthetic, (US) synesthetic (ˌsɪniːsˈθɛtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
from New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia, from Greek aisthēsis sensation
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Word Origin and History for synaesthesia

also synesthesia, "sensation in one part of the body produced by stimulus in another," 1881, in some cases via French, from Modern Latin, from Greek syn- "together" (see syn-) + stem aisthe "to feel, perceive." Also psychologically, of the senses (colors having an odor, etc.), from 1891.

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