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  • adj. experiencing synaesthesia; describing a synaesthete.
  • adj. Pertaining to synaesthesia.

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  • adj. relating to or experiencing synesthesia; involving more than one sense


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  • It's more than just a gig documentary, with crowd's-eye views and rural interludes to leaven the synaesthetic mayhem.

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  • Sound splashes across my field of vision in a synaesthetic wash.

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  • The synaesthetic effect of the original injection seemed to have worn off.

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  • Buzzing with the synaesthetic beauty of so-called shoegaze forebears, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (pictured above) create swirling anthems that function just fine as daydreams.

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  • But can such synaesthetic correspondences be demonstrated in normal individuals for simple stimuli, such as brightness, size, colour, motion etc.

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  • And his prose is visually evocative in a remarkable way that goes beyond content to style; the demented eccentricities of his language seem to have powerful synaesthetic implications, and to strongly suggest certain qualities of visual distortion.

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  • It does wonders to the general countenance, I think: case in point, we returned home not long ago to find the floor coated with the dust of construction detritus, and in the mood I was in, considered it almost as good as snow, a synaesthetic layering of scenariae which led this little brain of mine in a fourth-gear race to the nearest Jarry to share with you.

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  • As a synaesthetic myself, I can tell you that in listening to people talking right in front of me, each of their words evokes a sensory impact, but the one thing I've always enjoyed is when someone finishes a sentence, the totality of all of those words as individual sensory creators creates a completely different finish when they are put together as a whole.

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  • De Man famously associates this passage's theme of synaesthetic totalization with metaphor, and then argues that the passage ultimately deconstructs its own aesthetic vision by exposing the vision's reliance on, or exposure to, a contingency that de Man associates with metonymy:

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  • The music is a synaesthetic substitution for the light, or more precisely for the splendor of the light, a substitution enabled by the fact that both the flies 'music and the light's splendor are synecdoches of summer.

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