American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who experiences synesthesia, as by having a secondary sensation of sound as color or of color as sound.
- n. alternative spelling of synaesthete.
“The protagonist is a synesthete, which is unusual enough that most readers would probably consider it a novelty.”
“On second reading, this does seem like I'm dumbing the term "synesthete" as I accuse others with "curate.”
“And I also found out a while back that I'm a synesthete.”
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“What is the significance of Yllis being a synesthete?”
“But as we passed from America to Africa, I, Yllis Slepy, synesthete that I am, saw orange neon and digital black during a personality-free Thursday in the personality-free month of September, even as I tasted and smelled and otherwise sensed what seemed an ocean of feeling in that plane.”
“Some say every person on earth is a synesthete, but that the remaining 999,990 people out of a million experience synesthesia only on a subconscious level.”
“What prompted the idea to have a character in the story be a synesthete?”
“Is every synesthete like me: a reflection, an absorption, a sponge?”
“For instance: a synesthete might see colors when listening to music, or taste flavors when hearing a spoken word.”
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