- producing sound by electrical or electronic means: an electric piano.
- equipped with connections to an amplifier-loudspeaker system: an electric violin.
- an electric locomotive.
- Informal. a railroad operated by electricity.
Origin of electric
OTHER WORDS FROM electricnon·e·lec·tric, adjective, nounpre·e·lec·tric, adjectiveun·e·lec·tric, adjective
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How to use electric in a sentence
No past mission has measured electric fields, nor will any of the three missions launched in 2020.Readers ask about Mars dust storms, Fermi bubbles and more|Science News Staff|August 23, 2020|Science News
This technology adds an electric charge to particles, which makes them stick to surfaces instead of floating airborne.Can an air purifier help protect you from COVID-19?|dzanemorris|August 22, 2020|Fortune
General Motors’ beaten-down stock price could triple if the carmaker spins off its burgeoning electric-vehicle business, according to a Wall Street analyst.Downtrodden GM stock gets a boost from electric-vehicle spinoff speculation|Aaron Pressman|August 18, 2020|Fortune
The SPAC public listing method has already been used this year by electric-vehicle startups Nikola and Fisker.Electric-vehicle startup Canoo to go public, joining the wave of companies chasing Tesla’s success|dzanemorris|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Then the star’s center gets so hot that protons — tiny particles, each with a positive electric charge — hit each other and stick together.
The TVA, a federally owned and chartered electric power provider, is a New Deal legacy just like Social Security.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To that end, the budget postpones federal phase-out of incandescent electric bulbs.
On Thursday, Russian bloggers published pictures of empty shelves in stores that once sold electric goods.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug|Anna Nemtsova|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hart Electric LLC An Illinois- based manufacturer of electrical components, and H.I. Cable.
Like an electric shock, the well-known chords of the Tragala aroused his hearers—every one crowded round the singer.
The effect of his drumming before the Café de la Loge was electric.
"I wish the old homes of England had electric lights," thought Miss Otis, with a sigh.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Above, great standard electric lamps shed their white glare upon the eddying throng casting a myriad of grotesque shadows.
Not one of the early electric actions proved either quick or reliable, and all were costly to install and maintain.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller