/ ˈspiːtʃ ˈsɪnθəsəs /
The ability of a computer to produce “spoken” words. Speech synthesis is produced either by splicing together prerecorded words or by programming the computer to produce the sounds that make up spoken words. See also artificial intelligence, neural network, synthesizer.
Or voice output; Computer-based technology for generating speech. A speech synthesizer is controlled by a computer, which supplies strings of codes representing basic speech sounds (phonemes); together these make up words. Speech-synthesis applications include children's toys, automobile and aircraft warning systems, and talking books for the blind.