1. MateoAzul New Member

    Field and topic:
    ¿Es como una metáfora?

    Sample sentence:
    Quisiera aprender el significado de la palabra: sinestesia.
  2. Kong Ze

    Kong Ze Senior Member

    Spanish - Spain
    Del buscón de la RAE:
    Al mencionar la metáfora, supongo que te refieres a la tercera definición.
    Dinos si necesitas alguna aclaración.
  3. chicalita

    chicalita Senior Member


    Not sure I understand what you're asking but here goes - 'sinestesia' (or synesthesia in English) is an actual neurological condition that people have, it's not a metaphor. Except maybe under the RAE 3rd definition, but even there a kind of 'synthesis' seems to be what's described.

    Apologies if I've confused the issue.
  4. mariposita

    mariposita Senior Member

    US, English
    It is synesthesia or synaesthesia. As in Spanish, in addition to describing the medical condition, it is an academic term used in literary and art criticism.
  5. Txiri

    Txiri Senior Member

    USA English
    It is a characteristic feature of the poetry of Ruben Dario and Modernismo for example.
  6. COLsass

    COLsass Senior Member

    synesthesia is a metaphor. Metaphors are just comparisons between two things, in this case taking one sensory experience and bringing in another.

    As in the example: a green scream. the scream isn't green so it's an implicit simile--the scream has some characteristic that makes it seem green. That's a metaphor.
  7. Chaska Ñawi

    Chaska Ñawi modus borealis

    an old Ontario farmhouse
    Canadian English
    This was also discussed last week, if you look here.
  8. gurisita Member

    Chajarí - Entre Ríos
    Argentina, castellano
    Sinestesia es cuando una persona puede ver sonidos, oir colores, a traves del tacto de una superficie percibir un gusto,etc. Para que quede mas claro te doy un ejemplo: una persona que escucha un sonido agudo y mira una imagen roja, va a ver ese color mas chillon. Es un efecto comun del LSD y la mescalina (drogas).
    Espero q ayude. :D

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