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elektra

[ih-lek-truh] /ɪˈlɛk trə/
noun
1.
an electronic navigational system establishing approximate position through coincidence in amplitude of two radio signals.
Origin of elektra
special use of Greek ḗlektra, plural of ḗlektron. See electron

Elektra

[ih-lek-truh] /ɪˈlɛk trə/
noun
1.
Electra (def 1).
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  • No, I expect elektra took after her mother: red-haired girl, I fancy.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • She might have surprised the composer—but New York is yet to hear elektra as music-drama.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • "Salome" and "elektra" had at least a certain dignity, a certain bearing.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • To him elektra expressed the regeneration of a race, the destruction of vice, ignorance, and poverty.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • elektra gave her her opportunity, and proved her one of the exceptional artists of the stage.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • You may recall when Strauss' elektra was creating such a furor in this country a couple of years ago.

    Cobb's Bill-of-Fare Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • I don't know when I've enjoyed anything more than the last part of elektra, that I didn't hear.

    Cobb's Bill-of-Fare Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

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