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electronica

Syllabification: e·lec·tron·i·ca
Pronunciation: /ilekˈtränikə, ˌēlek-
 
 
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Definition of electronica in English:

noun

1A popular style of music deriving from techno and rave and having a more ambient, esoteric, or cerebral quality.
Example sentences
  • He is long credited as the master of fusing Indian classical music with electronica.
  • Her releases, flirting in turn with ambient, electronica, techno, dub and industrial have proven to be enduring records.
  • But they consistently stock their shelves with quality, alternative music, electronica and what have you.
2Electronic devices or technology considered collectively.
Example sentences
  • On show at the Electronica show was a device for controlling start and stop of motors without sensors.
  • Who can bring a tear to your eye with a high tech electronica gadget that sits comfortably in the palm of his hand?

Origin

1990s: from electronic + -a2.

Words that rhyme with electronica

harmonica, Honecker, japonica, Monica, moniker, Salonica, santonica, veronica

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