Definitions for electricɪˈlɛk trɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•lec•tricɪˈlɛk trɪk(adj.)

  1. pertaining to, derived from, produced by, or involving electricity:

    an electric shock.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  2. producing, transmitting, or operated by electric currents:

    an electric bell; electric cord.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  3. heated by electricity:

    an electric blanket.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. thrilling; exciting.

  5. (of a musical instrument) amplified by electronic devices:

    an electric guitar.

    Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: electronic (def. 3). 3

  6. vivid; intense:

    electric blue.

  7. (n.)something, as an appliance or toy, operated by electricity.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of electric:

1640–50; < NL electricus= L ēlectr(um) amber (see electrum ) +-icus -ic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. electric, electric automobile, electric car(adj)

    a car that is powered by electricity

  2. electric, electrical(adj)

    using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity

    "electric current"; "electric wiring"; "electrical appliances"; "an electrical storm"

  3. electric(adj)

    (of a situation) exceptionally tense

    "an atmosphere electric with suspicion"

  4. electric, galvanic, galvanizing, galvanising(adj)

    affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling

    "gave an electric reading of the play"; "the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. electric(adjective)ɪˈlɛk trɪk

    using or supplying electricity

    an electric toothbrush; an electric cable

  2. electricɪˈlɛk trɪk

    very exciting

    The atmosphere was electric.


  1. electric(Noun)


  2. electric(Noun)

    An electric car.

  3. electric(Noun)

    A substance or object which can be electrified; an insulator or non-conductor, like amber or glass.

  4. electric(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, produced by, operated with, or utilising electricity; electrical.

  5. electric(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to an electronic version of a musical instrument that has an acoustic equivalent.

  6. electric(Adjective)

    Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.

  7. electric(Adjective)

    Drawing electricity from an external source; not battery-operated; corded.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Electric(adj)

    alt. of Electrical

  2. Electric(noun)

    a nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity


  1. Electric

    Electric is the pivotal third album by The Cult. Released in 1987, the album marked a deliberate stylistic change in the band from a Gothic rock to a hard rock band. Rick Rubin, the producer on Electric, had been specifically hired to remake the band's sound in an effort to capitalize on the popularity of hard rock and heavy metal in the 1980s. The album was featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'electric' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3093

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'electric' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2240

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'electric' in Adjectives Frequency: #399

Translations for electric

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of, produced by, or worked by electricity

electric light.

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