Definition of vocoder in English:


Syllabification: vo·cod·er
Pronunciation: /ˈvōˌkōdər


  • A synthesizer that produces sounds from an analysis of speech input.
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    • 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.

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