Definition of electro-acoustic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪlɛktrəʊəˈkuːstɪk/


1Involving the direct conversion of electrical into acoustic energy or vice versa.
Example sentences
  • Founded in 1945 as a specialist research laboratory, it has grown to become a world leader in the development of electro-acoustic technologies and professional audio products.
  • The group have dedicated themselves to electro-acoustic audio installations using analogue synths and a quadraphonic sound system.
  • He is working with the kind of refinements in pitching that come most easily to the electro-acoustic composer.
1.1(Of a guitar) having both a pickup and a reverberating hollow body.
Example sentences
  • It's a really nice electro-acoustic guitar, with a cut-away body style and a beautiful flamed top finished in a translucent red.
  • Yet this Saturday night I had the privilege of being present when Suzie McNeil, backed only by drums, bass violin and a lonely electro-acoustic guitar, gave in to the crowd.
  • It is fair to say that the cover is a far cry from the original 80s stadium-rock vibe, as Karen opts to take it low-key, with only a drum machine lurking behind the electro-acoustic guitar.


An electro-acoustic guitar.
Example sentences
  • The group comprise bass, drums, keyboards and a player on electric jazz guitar and electro-acoustic.
  • It's an electro-acoustic with active pick-up.
  • The versatility of an electro-acoustic with the comforting, homely feel of an electric.

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