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Answer for the clue "(music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments", 11 letters:
synthesizer

Word definitions for synthesizer in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES speech synthesizer EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Baryon performs solo and in duo with percussionist Mina Cinelu who also plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and synthesizer . ▪ But as a synthesizer , he is worth giving more attention...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
alt. 1 (context music English) An electronic instrument that creates its sounds with electronics and has a keyboard. 2 (context music English) An electronic instrument module that creates its sounds with electronics and does not have any keyboard. 3 (context...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1869, agent noun from synthesize . As a type of instrument for generating musical or vocal sounds from 1909; the electronic version is from 1950s.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods [syn: synthesist , synthesiser ] (music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Synthesizer or synthesiser may refer to: Synthesizer , a collection of electronic devices that modify or manipulate an electronically generated musical tone or sound source. Frequency synthesizer , an electronic system for generating any of a range of frequencies...

Usage examples of synthesizer.

Adam Holzman on synthesizer and the bassist Marcus Miller were members of the band.

After Maslin was safely ensconced in bed, Spock moved to the large computer that had been tied into the synthesizer, and began making adjustments.

Uhura walked quickly to the synthesizer and, standing behind Maslin, placed her hands possessively on his shoulders.

She had slid off of the synthesizer bench, and was now sitting in the sand with Maslin cradled in her arms.

Thus Sith appeared to have but one recourse: to repair or reinstruct the synthesizer as quickly as possible, and fleeing Thone and Ggyddn both leave the Earth to its fate.

Sith appeared to have but one recourse: to repair or reinstruct the synthesizer as quickly as possible, and fleeing Thone and Ggyddn both leave the Earth to its fate.

On the sixth day he had driven an unloaded sled from the synthesizer complex under Level Eighteen to the short-term storage facility on Thirty-one, using only the service tunnels and without having to request a navigational fix, in just twenty-four standard minutes without hitting anyone or anythingat least, not hard enough for a written report to be necessary.

Emir in a lenient mood, then feed the appropriate words to a voice synthesizer and get the anesthetist off the hook.

Synthesizers, too, are demasculinized, made to float loose from their typical Gothic or industrial trappings.

Whistler, wearing a tall, Lincolnesque stovepipe hat, a black dustcoat and round opaque white glasses and looking like nothing so much as a cartoon, launched into a weird Star-Wars Cantina anthem at major decibels on his synthesizer.

As long as this world remained warm inside and the homeostatic slave intelligences continued to channel energy to the various systems, the base would live, its synthesizers producing air and foodstuffs, more than he would ever need.

Then Nagami goes into a synthesizer riff, and Jam sags back against a vertical rank of amps.

Eisel musicologists have made exhaustive analyses in these directions, and are absolutely competent at producing the most effective timbres, crescendos and diminuendos upon their synthesizers.

These days, with fancy keyboards, synthesizers and samplers, drum machines and computer software, one guy can pretend to be a whole ensemble, or even an orchestra.

That the greatest synthesizers of the West and the East are in such fundamental agreement is, I think, no massive surprise.