1. distortion

noun. ['dɪˈstɔrʃən'] a change for the worse.


  • harm
  • deformation
  • impairment
  • warping
  • warp


  • straightness
  • dispose
  • indispose
  • ill health

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Rhymes with Distortion

  • antiabortion
  • proportion
  • extortion
  • contortion
  • apportion
  • abortion
  • torsion
  • portion
  • forshan

Sentences with distortion

1. Noun, singular or mass
Worn or damaged belts can cause distortion of the sound coming from the cassette player.

Quotes about distortion

1. Inside each of us resides the truth, I began, the absolute truth. But sometimes the truth is hidden in a hall of mirrors. Sometimes we believe we are viewing the real thing, when in fact we are viewing a facsimile, a distortion.
- Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

2. Every word, every image used for God is a distortion more than a description.
- Anthony de Mello, One Minute Wisdom

3. A false-statement requires deceit and distortion for someone to buy it, but a truthful-statement sells itself.
- William Bailey, Great Ship of Knowledge: Learning Earth's Deathly History

2. distortion

noun. ['dɪˈstɔrʃən'] an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image.


  • optical phenomenon
  • optical aberration
  • chromatic aberration
  • spherical aberration


  • unravel
  • unknot
  • untwine
  • smoothness

3. distortion

noun. ['dɪˈstɔrʃən'] a shape resulting from distortion.


  • distorted shape
  • tortuosity
  • gnarl
  • shape
  • contortion
  • knot
  • buckle
  • warp
  • crookedness
  • form
  • torsion


  • plural
  • singular
  • stay
  • inability

4. distortion

noun. ['dɪˈstɔrʃən'] the mistake of misrepresenting the facts.


  • mistake
  • fault


  • cheer
  • unbend
  • sharpness

5. distortion

noun. ['dɪˈstɔrʃən'] the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean.


  • falsification
  • misrepresentation
  • twisting
  • straining
  • overrefinement


  • dullness
  • angularity
  • roundness
  • straight

6. distortion

noun. ['dɪˈstɔrʃən'] a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal).


  • amplitude distortion
  • acoustic phenomenon
  • nonlinear distortion


  • unbuckle
  • unfasten
  • honesty
  • type