synthesizer


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syn·the·siz·er

 (sĭn′thĭ-sī′zər)
n.
1. One that synthesizes: a synthesizer of others' ideas.
2. Music An electronic instrument, often played with a keyboard, that combines simple waveforms to produce more complex sounds, such as those of various other instruments.

synthesizer

(ˈsɪnθɪˌsaɪzə) or

synthesiser

n
1. (Instruments) an electrophonic instrument, usually operated by means of a keyboard and pedals, in which sounds are produced by voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers, with an envelope generator module that controls attack, decay, sustain, and release
2. a person or thing that synthesizes

syn•the•siz•er

(ˈsɪn θəˌsaɪ zər)

n.
1. a person or thing that synthesizes.
2. an electronic, usu. computerized console or module for creating or modifying the sounds of musical instruments.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synthesizer - an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
2.synthesizer - (music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments
electronic instrument, electronic musical instrument - a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
keyboard instrument - a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Translations

synthesizer

[ˈsɪnθəsaɪzəʳ] Nsintetizador m

synthesizer

[ˈsɪnθɪsaɪzər] synthesiser (British) n (MUSIC)synthétiseur m

synthesizer

n (Mus) → Synthesizer m

synthesizer

[ˈsɪnθəˌsaɪzəʳ] n (Mus) → sintetizzatore m
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