Definition of vocoder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvōˌkōdər/


A synthesizer that produces sounds from an analysis of speech input.
Example sentences
  • He has been substituted with voice vocoders, heavy synthesizers and dubious baselines.
  • They used and combined synthesizers, vocoders, custom-built sequencers, rudimentary rhythm boxes, and home made drum pads in a fashion unlike anything previously heard.
  • Today, there seem to be as many virtual instrument plug-ins as there are guitars, synths, vocoders, basses, string sections and electric pianos to emulate.


1930s: from voice + code + -er1.

Words that rhyme with vocoder

Clodagh, coda, coder, exploder, loader, Oder, odour (US odor), pagoda, Rhoda, Sargodha, Schroder, soda

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Syllabification: vo·cod·er

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