electric organ

noun

Definition of electric organ

: a specialized tract of tissue (as in the electric eel) in which electricity is generated

Examples of electric organ in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Greenfield was known for his distinctive sound and playing style, using instruments such as the harpsichord and Hammond electric organ. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "Dave Greenfield, keyboardist with British punk band The Stranglers, dies of COVID-19," 4 May 2020 Three electric organs make up 80 percent of their body and emit electric pulses that can be weak (to communicate and navigate) or forceful (to hunt or defend themselves). Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, "Smithsonian Researchers Triple the Number of Electric Eel Species, Including One With Record-Setting Shock Ability," 10 Sep. 2019 One of the show’s most poignant images is a close-up of an electric organ, destroyed and abandoned in a church in New Orleans’s Ninth Ward, the African American neighborhood swamped by Hurricane Katrina. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: ‘Time Capsule’ retrospective highlights jazz’s influence on Frank Stewart," 20 Dec. 2019 Davis mostly abandoned the trumpet on this date for electric organ, leaving plenty of space for Lucas to lean on those insistent, droning motifs. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Reggie Lucas Dead at 65: 11 of His Essential Cuts as a Jazz Sideman," 21 May 2018 But the room that elicits the most laughter is the Where’s Wallflower Room, with walls, a couch and an electric organ covered with your Aunt Ethel’s favorite flowered fabric. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio’s new Instagram-star background is a shop on the North Side," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of electric organ

1773, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electric organ was in 1773

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“Electric organ.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electric%20organ. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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electric organ

noun

Medical Definition of electric organ

: a specialized tract of tissue (as in the electric eel) in which electricity is generated

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