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Definition of "synthesizer" [synthesizer]

  • One that synthesizes: a synthesizer of others' ideas. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "synthesizer" in a sentence
  • "It feels like a post including the Rutt-Etra synthesizer is incomplete without a mention of another amazing, early realtime video processor, the Daniel Sandin Image processor."
  • "We created the ring tone synthesizer, which is in every Nokia phone, and that became our business."
  • "He can twitch his eyebrows and move his lips just a little bit, and has to speak through a computerized synthesizer, which is a voice we have all become familiar with."