chromesthesia


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chromesthesia

Medicine. the association of imaginary sensations of color with actual perceptions of hearing, taste, or smell. Also called photism, color hearing. Cf. synesthesia.
See also: Perception
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Noun1.chromesthesia - a form of synesthesia in which nonvisual stimulation results in the experience of color sensations
synaesthesia, synesthesia - a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
colored audition, colored hearing - a form of chromesthesia in which experiences of color accompany auditory stimuli
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"Stina has been tested and they found that she has an ability called chromesthesia, where each note has a corresponding color to her.