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ɪˈlɛk trəelec·tra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Electranoun

    (Greek mythology) the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; persuaded her brother (Orestes) to avenge Agamemnon's death by helping her to kill Clytemnestra and her lover (Aegisthus)


  1. Electranoun

    Any of several mythical women, including a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, one of the Pleiades, and one of the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys.

  2. Electranoun

    One of the stars in the Pleiades star cluster.

  3. Electranoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

  4. Etymology: From Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον (ḗlektron, " amber"), related to ἠλέκτωρ (ēléktōr, " shining sun").


  1. Electra

    Electra (; Ancient Greek: Ήλέκτρα) is one of the most popular mythological characters in tragedies. She is the main character in two Greek tragedies, Electra by Sophocles and Electra by Euripides. She is also the central figure in plays by Aeschylus, Alfieri, Voltaire, Hofmannsthal, and Eugene O'Neill. She is a vengeful soul in The Libation Bearers, the second play of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy. She plans out an attack with her brother to kill their mother, Clytemnestra. In psychology, the Electra complex is named after her.


  1. electra

    Electra refers to multiple concepts in different fields: 1. Greek Mythology: Electra is a character in Greek mythology, the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and sister of Orestes. 2. Psychology: In Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory, the Electra complex is a girl's psychosexual competition with her mother for her father's affection during the phallic stage of development. 3. Literature: Electra is also the title of various plays and literary works focused on the mythological character, most famously by Sophocles and Euripides. 4. Astronomy: Electra is one of the Pleiades stars in the constellation of Taurus. 5. Music: Electra is a name used by various bands and music artists. The context of the term's use will usually indicate which definition is being referred to.


  1. Electra

    In Greek mythology, Electra was the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and thus princess of Argos. She and her brother Orestes plotted revenge against their mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon. Electra is the main character in two Greek tragedies, Electra by Sophocles and Electra by Euripides, and has inspired other works. In psychology, the Electra complex is also named after her.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Electra

    an ocean nymph, the mother of Isis (q. v.).

  2. Electra

    the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who, with her brother Orestes, avenged the death of her father on his murderers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ELECTRA in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ELECTRA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ELECTRA in a Sentence

  1. Tom Wolfe:

    Carol Doda's Breasts are up there the way one imagines Electra's should have been, two incredible mammiform protrusions, no mere pliable mass of feminine tissues and fats there but living arterial sculpture––viscera spigot––great blown-up aureate morning glories.

  2. Carmen Electra:

    It's a common thing that's happened to me throughout my career. I mean, I'm talking in the very beginning, i remember I would go to the mall here in LA, and I would just go walking around the mall. I didn't have enough money to buy anything, but I would look in the store and people would walk up to me and say,' Are you an actress ? Are you a model ?' And they would ask me the same things and would say,' You should get into acting !' Or' You should do this, do that, and I think with OnlyFans, I heard about it multiple times to the point where I decided to look into it. After investigating more into the platform and what it offers not only users, but also content creators, Carmen Electra took the leap and created Carmen Electra own page full of lingerie shots and bikini pictures. Carmen Electra has n’t looked back since.

  3. Ric Gillespie:

    We’ll use a camera-equipped underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) to investigate a sonar anomaly at a depth of 600 feet that could be the fuselage of Earhart’s Lockheed Electra.

  4. Carmen Electra:

    Throughout all this time, I've always made sure that I think for Carmen Electra.

  5. Carmen Electra:

    I think it brought the group of us closer that never worked together because we've all worked at different times on the show, throughout all this time, I've always made sure that I think for Carmen Electra.

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