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 Bass notes on the electric organ made the ground under our feet seem to vibrate. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 The arrangement feels ominous right off the bat — deep, sustained piano notes underpin a minor-key acoustic guitar figure that’s doubled by an electric organ. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 10 Feb. 2023 The brain is basically an electric machine, an electric organ. Gregory Mone, Discover Magazine, 31 Aug. 2012 The effect is to short-circuit the electric organ through the threat, with increasing power diverted to the threat as the eel attains greater height during the leap. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 9 June 2016 The electric organ of a fish is composed of long stacks of cells that look very much like a roll of coins. Timothy J. Jorgensen, The Conversation, 9 May 2022 Raised in Birmingham, Ala., Mr. Lay grew up attending a Pentecostal church where the sanctuary was filled with the sound of hand claps, tambourine beats and electric organ lines. Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2022 Some of the smaller — and potentially more affordable — collectibles include vintage tour posters and T-shirts, and a Fender Rhodes electric organ used in the Jerry Garcia Band, all estimated to go for around $200-$500. Danielle Echeverria, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Oct. 2021 Greenfield was known for his distinctive sound and playing style, using instruments such as the harpsichord and Hammond electric organ. Jennifer McClellan, USA TODAY, 4 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 26 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

electric organ

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

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