Definition of electric organ in English:

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electric organ


1An organ (keyboard) in which the sound is produced electrically rather than by pipes.
Example sentences
  • The theremin, ondes martinot, and even the electric organ sound like nothing really other than themselves.
  • Oboes, electric organs, glockenspiels and sleigh bells decorate the material, and the musical touches make one pine for an all-instrumental version of the album.
  • To the relentless shaking of maracas, four electric organs inflate and deflate a dominant eleventh chord through the addition and subtraction of pitches and durations.
2 Zoology An organ in certain fishes that is used to produce an electrical discharge for stunning prey, for sensing the surroundings, or as a defense.
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  • They really only use their strong electric organ discharges for predation and defensive purposes.
  • The development of electric organs in E. electricus happens very soon after birth.
  • Here, we report a redox regulation of the function of ClC - 0, a chloride (Cl-) channel from the Torpedo electric organ.

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Syllabification: e·lec·tric or·gan

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