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also syn·aes·the·sia  (sĭn′ĭs-thē′zhə)
1. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.
2. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain.
3. The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another.

syn′es·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.synesthetic - relating to or experiencing synesthesia; involving more than one sense; "synesthetic response to music"; "synesthetic metaphor"
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The senses can be blended into a connected, synesthetic (involving more than one sense) experience;
With a few possible exceptions, including synesthetic passages in Rimbaud's poetry and Vincent van Gogh's use of color, Adams puts little stock in the idea that absinthe-tinged perceptions helped inspire the work of artists who drank the stuff.
We are told that Maeve was never a gardener, but that she inserts the laburnum in many of her stories, displays a synesthetic appreciation of its blossoms, and lists in "The Poor Men and Women" the Bagots' garden flowers in a seasonal mix: lupin, London pride, wallflowers, freesia, snowdrops, lilies of the valley, forget-me-nots, pansies, nasturtiums, marigolds, roses, geraniums (72).
The environmental features surveyed mapped closely onto four domains of topophilia: ecodiversity (the presence of flowers, water, and other elements of nature), synesthetic tendency (a commingling of colors, smells, and other sensory stimuli), environmental familiarity (which includes spaciousness and privacy), and cognitive challenge (which includes structural complexity and texture).
His imagination is ever processing the "raw" material, as he colloquializes with a formal elegance, inserting allusions and creating conflations and applications almost synesthetic.
26) Complementing this instinctual reorientation, in B he also developed the powerfully synthetic and synesthetic figure of "morning" experience.
Nevertheless, such a synesthetic analogy cannot enable him to see or understand anything about colors.
Folks will tell you that they can see a sound or hear a color in this bizarre synesthetic state," he said.
The repulsiveness, the disgusting quality of Coriolanus's diction through synesthetic effect amounts to a bad smell rather than just an ugly sound.
Ideas, objects, and actions that do not necessarily belong together are united by creating synesthetic relationships within a religious framework.
His abstract geometric paintings of a few years earlier present his synesthetic impressions of classic jazz recordings from the formative years of bebop, like Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca" and Charlie Parker's "Ornithology.
The questions generated by these two communities are intriguing: Does the synesthetic phenomenon require awareness and attention?