a guitar equipped with electric or magnetic pickups that permit its sound to be amplified and fed to a loudspeaker.
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Origin of electric guitar
First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for electric guitar
an electronically amplified guitar, used mainly in pop musicCompare acoustic guitar
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