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; so, 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.