Electric - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlektrɪk|  American pronunciation of the word electric
Brit.  |ɪˈlɛktrɪk|  British pronunciation of the word electric


- a car that is powered by electricity


- (of a situation) exceptionally tense
- affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling(syn: galvanic, galvanising, galvanizing)


The device administers a mild electric shock.

It plugs into any electric socket.

The electrical cord is damaged.

There's a problem with the building's electrical wiring.

The pianist gave an electric performance.

The atmosphere in the room was electric.

The atmosphere in the courtroom was electric.

the heat from a small electric fire

an electric blanket (=one with electric wires in it, used for making a bed warm)

gave an electric reading of the play

You will be charged a late fee if the electric company does not receive your payment on time.

Electric windows are a common feature in new cars.

Do you have a gas stove or an electric one?

the components of an electric circuit

The film is advanced by an electric motor.

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