aesth-, esth-, aesthe-, esthe-, aesthesio-, esthesio-, aesthesia-, -esthesia, -aesthetic, -esthetic, -aesthetical, -esthetical, -aesthetically, -esthetically
(Greek: feeling, sensation, perception)
2. An unpleasant sensation caused by tactile (touching) stimuli: The paresthesia on Glenda's right hand was caused when she accidentally touched a hot pan on the stove.
Paresthesias include burning, tingling sensations, or numbness, in fact they are the "pins and needles" of feelings.
A phonestheme is a sound, sound cluster, or sound type that is directly associated with meanings.
An example of the phonaestheme "gl-" occurs in a large number of words relating to light or vision, such as glint, glow, glitter, glisten, gleam, glare, glimmer, glaze, glower, moonglade (moonlight on water), etc.
Additional examples of phonesthemes in English, include "sn-", which is related to the mouth or nose, such as in snarl, snout, snicker, snack, etc., and "sl-", which may be seen in words denoting frictionless motion. such as slide, slick, sled, etc.
"Phonesthetic" sound symbolism involves the use of sound symbolic elements called phonesthemes.
Sound has proven to be a profitable phonesthetic tool in the never-ending struggle to commercially manipulate people from the names of cars, to the "snap, crackle, and pop" of cereals. Sound symbolism is present everywhere in product names and slogans. If English were not really a sound symbolic language, advertisers would not be able to communicate much of their current products on the radio and television.
2. Awareness of, or feeling pressure: Lorna thought she was dreaming of experiencing piesesthesia, however, in fact it was real because when she woke up, she realized that her cat was sleeping on her chest.
2. Relating to the sense by which pressure stimuli are felt: Dr. Brown agreed with Janet's observation that the piesesthesic tightness which she was experiencing in her feet was caused by her wearing pretty shoes that were too small for her.