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Definitions for synthesizer
ˈsɪn θəˌsaɪ zərsyn·the·siz·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. synthesist, synthesizer, synthesisernoun

    an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods

  2. synthesizer, synthesisernoun

    (music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments


  1. synthesizernoun

    An electronic instrument that creates its sounds with electronics and has a keyboard.

  2. synthesizernoun

    An electronic instrument module that creates its sounds with electronics and does not have any keyboard.

  3. synthesizernoun

    An electronic circuit that generates an electronic signal oscillation with accurate timing from a reference oscillator.

  4. synthesizernoun

    An electronic device that generates electronic signal patterns to test an electronic circuit.


  1. synthesizer

    A sound synthesizer is an electronic instrument capable of producing a wide range of sounds. Synthesizers may either imitate other instruments or generate new timbres. They can be played via a variety of different input devices. Synthesizers generate electric signals, and can finally be converted to sound through the loudspeakers or headphones. Synthesizers use a number of different technologies or programmed algorithms to generate signal, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Among the most popular waveform synthesis techniques are subtractive synthesis, additive synthesis, wavetable synthesis, frequency modulation synthesis, phase distortion synthesis, physical modeling synthesis and sample-based synthesis. Also other sound synthesis methods including subharmonic synthesis used on mixture trautonium, granular synthesis resulting Soundscape or Cloud, are rarely used. Synthesizers are often controlled with a piano-style keyboard. Other forms of controllers resemble fingerboards, guitars, violins, wind instruments, drums and percussions, etc. Synthesizers without built-in controllers are often called sound modules, and are controlled via MIDI or CV/Gate methods.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of synthesizer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of synthesizer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of synthesizer in a Sentence

  1. Niamh Houston:

    Chip music is music composed on old computer hardware or retro consoles, (such as) the Atari systems, the Commodores or Game Boys, you can use what's known as a tracker program to basically hack into the sound chip within these consoles and use it as if it was a synthesizer.

  2. Tony Visconti:

    Jason's synthesizer didn't have a computer with souped-up programs like Omnisphere on it, he would just do it with guitar pedals, making all the sounds unique. We're like old school like that. Also, [bassist] Tim Lefebvre was just phenomenal to work with. He pretty much nailed every take right on the spot.

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