electric Definition

  • 1relating to or operated by electricity
  • 2having exciting or thrilling qualities

Using electric: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "electric" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The car runs on electric power.

  • Example

    He received an electric shock from the faulty wiring.

  • Example

    The atmosphere in the stadium was electric as the home team scored the winning goal.

  • Example

    The band's performance was electric, leaving the audience wanting more.

electric Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for electric

Antonyms for electric

Idioms Using electric

  • an intense and exciting atmosphere


    The concert had an electric atmosphere as the crowd sang along to every song.

  • a person who has a lively and engaging personality


    She has an electric personality that draws people to her.

  • a line dance popular at parties and weddings


    Everyone got up to do the electric slide when the DJ played the song.

Phrases with electric

  • a type of fish that can generate electric shocks to stun prey and defend itself


    The electric eel is found in the rivers of South America.

  • a type of guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals, which are then amplified


    The electric guitar is a popular instrument in rock music.

  • electric chair

    a device used for execution by electrocution


    The electric chair was once a common method of execution in the United States.


Summary: electric in Brief

The term 'electric' [ɪˈlɛktrɪk] refers to something that is powered by electricity or has exciting qualities. It can describe a car, guitar, or chair, as well as an atmosphere or personality. The phrase 'electric eel' refers to a type of fish that can generate electric shocks, while 'electric slide' is a popular line dance. Synonyms include 'energized' and 'stimulating,' while antonyms include 'dull' and 'boring.'

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