- 1Of, worked by, charged with, or producing electricity: an electric stove an electric currentMore example sentences
- In fact, each ‘window’ is an array of photovoltaic cells that generate electric current when exposed to the light.
- The gravitomagnetic field is created by moving masses, much as magnetic fields are created by moving electric charges.
- We experience movement of charge in the electric current in wires.
- 1.1(Of a musical instrument) amplified through a loudspeaker: electric bass guitarMore example sentences
- Becalmed sounds of electric piano, bass, acoustic guitars, and soft trumpet tones appear at a tempo that's so relaxed it's almost asleep.
- The song's detailed arrangement is fleshed out by electric piano, aquatic guitar lines, and exotic percussion.
- But it's important to remember that electric guitars and electric pianos were new at the time, and there were new recording techniques.
- 1.2(Of a color) brilliant and vivid: images shot through with jagged streaks of electric blueMore example sentences
- As in Donald Judd's work, Batchelor's electric color and synthetic surfaces are too abstracted to actually refer to a particular source.
- The colors are electric, the image sharp and crisp.
- The colors are electric, moving from the eclectic celebration in Times Square to the nightmarish rescue on the George Washington Bridge.
- 2Having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement: the atmosphere was electricMore example sentences
- The excitement was electric on that sunny evening as the students of Gallagher House got their spin in the 18 seater bus.
- The excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful antique pocket watch from his coat.
- Mark McColl, at 18, thrilled with electric bursts of pace.
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- An electric train or other vehicle.More example sentences
- I used an electric for years since I always had problems with blades especially on my neck.
- I will never, ever have an electric if I can avoid it.
- She traded it for my first electric - some sort of strat copy - and the assistant at the shop totally ripped her off.
mid 17th century: from modern Latin electricus, from Latin electrum 'amber', from Greek ēlektron (because rubbing amber causes electrostatic phenomena).