Definition of synaesthesia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also synesthesia) noun
BrE BrE//ˌsɪnəsˈθiːziə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪnəsˈθiːʒə//
[uncountable] (biology)
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the fact of experiencing some things in a different way from most other people, for example experiencing colours as sounds or shapes as tastes, or feeling something in one part of the body when a different part is stimulated Word Originlate 19th cent.: modern Latin, from syn- ‘with’, on the pattern of anaesthesia.