Etymology
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synthesizer (v.)

1869, agent noun from synthesize. As a type of instrument for generating musical or vocal sounds from 1909; the electronic version is from 1950s.

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Definitions of synthesizer

synthesizer (n.)
an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods;
Synonyms: synthesist / synthesiser
synthesizer (n.)
(music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments;
Synonyms: synthesiser
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